Two Golf Buggy Drivers Arrested For Alleged Drink Driving
Sergeant Colin Taylor says both drivers, who were visitors to the islands, were pulled over by the Police whilst driving between Hugh Town and Old Town at around 10.30pm on Friday 11th September.
The two drivers failed a roadside breathalyzer test and were taken back to the police station to give a sample of blood.
They were bailed to a police station in Exeter for a date in late October, pending the results of the analysis of their blood.
Sergeant Taylor says this is the first time he’s arrested two alleged drink drivers in one go and it was complex to manage both at once.
He wants to remind islanders and visitors that drink drive rules apply to golf buggies, quads and other motor vehicles and pointed out that there have now been 11 arrests for the offence in Scilly over the last 18 months.
Colin says this emphasises why the islands’ police need “to spread themselves more widely than just the drag up and down from the quay to Holgate’s Green.”
He says, “that un-proactive and unimaginative style of policing can resume under someone else’s stewardship if they so choose” and he’s concerned to safeguard from harm from drink drivers on the roads and prevent and detect crime.
Later that same evening, police officers also issued a £90 ticket for drunk and disorderly conduct to a man found urinating in an alleyway near the quay.