Drunk soldier arrested after accident

Monday, April 13 2015

A MEMBER of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment has been arrested by police after he failed a breathalyser test yesterday after being involved in a vehicular accident which left several persons injured.

According to a police report, the soldier was driving a marked TT Regiment vehicle in the company of an Army sergeant and another person east along Montrose Main Road, Chaguanas when at about 2.30 am, he overtook a line of vehicles and collided with another vehicle driven by James Bail, a United States national.

Bail and his wife sustained injuries and were taken to the Chaguanas Health Facility where they were treated and discharged. A report was made to police and officers later took the soldier into custody after he failed a breathalyser test. Police sources said the soldier will appear before a Chaguanas magistrate sometime today to answer charges including driving under the influence of alcohol. Sgt Ali of Central Division is continuing investigations.

And in an unrelated accident, two sisters and a man remain warded at hospital after being injured in a collision which took place yesterday. Police said Karen Mohammed and her sister Christine Mohammed were in a vehicle driven by Sham Ali proceeding along Factory Road, Chaguanas.

Another vehicle is said to have slammed into Ali’s van which crashed off the road. Both the Mohammed sisters and Ali were rushed to hospital where they remain warded in serious but stable condition. The driver of the other vehicle is said to have failed a breathalyser test and remains in police custody. Investigations are continuing.

Posted on April 15, 2015 in Local News

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