(CMR) A 26-year old West Bay man was has been arrested after his car caught fire on Sunday evening as a result of a single vehicle accident in Bodden Town.
Police reports are that shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 17 officers responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision on Condor Road, Bodden Town, in the vicinity of Easy Street, where a grey Kia Cerato had collided with a wall.
The vehicle caught fire shortly after the collision and the driver was assisted from the vehicle by members of the public nearby. Emergency services attended the location and examined the driver, who was uninjured. The vehicle fire was extinguished by officers from the Cayman Islands Fire Service.
As police officers spoke to the driver, they detected the strong scent of alcohol, and a roadside breath test was conducted with a result of 0.136%. The driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI and transported to the Police Detention Centre. He was later granted bail as investigations continue.
This should come as no surprise to readers who may recall that eyewitnesses at the scene shared with CMR that the man appeared to be extremely intoxicated and was initially unwilling to exist the vehicle.