July 25, 2021

Man, 71, Arrested For DUI Offence After Nearly Crashing Into Police Vehicle

By Newsroom

A 71 year old El Socorro man will appear before a Chaguanas Magistrate on Monday, charged with driving under the influence.

On Saturday, Fraud Squad detectives, while driving along the Northbound Lane of the Uriah Butler Highway, in the vicinity of the Caroni Flyover, observed a silver Toyota Rav 4 being driven in an erratic manner.

According to police reports, the driver almost ploughed into the police vehicle, failing to stop, while continuing to swerve wildly across all lanes of the highway. It was clear that the driver was a danger to other motorists and himself.

The officers engaged the attention of the driver and ordered that he pull to the shoulder and stop.

The sole occupant, a 71-year-old, of El Socorro, had a breath-alcohol concentration of 63 micrograms, 28 micrograms over the legal limit.

He was subsequently charged and will appear virtually before the Chaguanas Magistrate Court tomorrow.