(CMR) A 25-year-old-man of Bodden Town was formally charged yesterday, 26 May for leaving the scene of an accident, careless driving, use of an unregistered vehicle, making a false report of the commission of offense, escaping lawful custody, and assaulting a police officer.
Police said the man was arrested on Monday, 24 May, in relation to a two-vehicle collision that took place on Hurley Merren Boulevard in George Town on 17 May, where he was believed to have fled the scene before the arrival of officers.
During the arrest, he assaulted the officer, and force was used in order to effect the arrest. The officer, who is believed to have sustained a serious but non-life-threatening injury, attended the Cayman Islands Hospital and was subsequently discharged. He was scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.