A police officer was arrested on Saturday after he allegedly was driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
Loop News was told that around 3:20 pm yesterday, officers from the South Western Division Emergency Response Patrol Unit were on patrol along the SS Erin Road, when upon reaching the vicinity of Los Bajos, they observed a green Isuzu truck driving behind another marked police vehicle in a reckless manner.
The truck eventually collided with the police car, and both vehicles pulled to the side of the roadway.
Police said no one was injured and when checks were made, neither vehicle sustained any significant damage.
However, when the truck driver was being questioned on what transpired, he pulled out his police service identification card and began shouting in a loud tone of voice “I is police! I is police! What allyuh want?”
He then reportedly began acting hysterically and abusive towards the other officers on the scene.
During the conversations, the ERP officers detected the smell of alcohol on the driver’s breath, and he was asked to administer a breathalyzer test.
The reading was 75 microgrammes per millilitre of breath, however, the legal limit in this country is 35 microgrammes per millilitre of breath.
The officer was also unable to produce a valid certificate of insurance for the vehicle.
As a result, he was immediately arrested.
He is expected to be brought before the courts on Monday.
More on this as it becomes available.
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