(CMR) A 25-year-old-woman of Bodden Town was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving on Wednesday following a two-vehicle collision that took place along the West Bay section of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway.
Emergency services were dispatched to the location around 7:30 pm. One of the vehicles, a Toyota Mark X, had four occupants while the other, a Honda Accord, had two occupants. The occupants of the Toyota Mark X were all transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital by ambulance, where they were treated by the attending doctors for what appeared to be non-life-threatening-injuries, and later discharged.
The woman, who was driving the Honda Accord, was transported to the Cayman Islands Detention Centre where a breath test was administered. The test showed a reading of 0.184%. The current legal limit in the Cayman Islands is 0.1%; however, lawmakers are currently considering reducing it to 0.07%.
Both vehicles were extensively damaged, and the road was partially closed for a period of time as investigators and officers from the Cayman Islands Fire Service cleared the roadway.
The collision is being investigated by the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit with the RCIPS. Investigators are encouraging anyone with information regarding this collision to call the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit at 649-6254 or the George Town Police Station at 949-4222. Anonymous tips may also be submitted through the RCIPS Confidential Tip-line at 949-7777 or website.