On Tuesday, February 6, 2024, about 10:00am, Officers attached to the Bicycle Patrol Unit of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force, arrested a driver, who failed to stop, during the conduct of a traffic operation on Jeremie Street, Castries.
According to a press release from the police, officers attempted to halt a motor vehicle after identifying a traffic violation. Despite their efforts, the driver refused to stop, and an officer narrowly avoided being struck. Subsequently, the same vehicle collided with another motor vehicle, after failing to come to a halt.
“Recognizing that this vehicle posed an imminent danger to public safety, the officers gave chase on foot. In an attempt to flee, the driver reversed the vehicle, striking down one of the police officers. Lethal force, was ultimately used, bringing the vehicle to a halt,” the release stated, adding that investigations uncovered that the male driver did not possess a driver’s license, nor insurance and registration certificates for the vehicle.
The driver was arrested and will face additional charges for Assault with a Motor Vehicle and Failure to Stop.