by Eulana Weekes
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Inspector Carl Greaux, Sergeant Derell Boone and Sargeant Vivian Caesar, as well as other officers in the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, the St. Kitts- Nevis Defence Force and Customs and Excise on Thursday, March 09, conducted vehicle checkpoints in District B.
A WINN FM reporter witnessed the pursuit of a vehicle which was intercepted during a vehicle checkpoint exercise.
The police blocked and searched the vehicle in the Harry Phipps Project in Half Way Tree- St. Kitts, and as a result, a male and female were arrested.
The vehicle, PA 5610, was being driven by the male, who was arrested for driving without a license and insurance. On the other hand, the female was arrested for allowing the male to drive her vehicle without a license and insurance.
The vehicle, PA 5610, was seized by police.
The WINN FM reporter recalls a similar incident involving the male and the exact vehicle in the Harry Phipps Project in the last quarter of 2022.
A senior police officer told WINN FM that Police had had several successful vehicle checkpoint exercises over the past weeks of 2023. He said tints were removed, and individuals were issued tickets for various traffic offences.
Mr James Sutton, during the Thursday, March 09 edition of “Policing With You”, highlighted “Road Safety” and “Community policing” as two of seven pillars that will guide the organisation during his tenure as Commissioner of Police.
Sutton informed the public that regular vehicle checkpoints would be conducted to prevent speeding and other traffic violations. Equally, the Police High Command said Community Policing is crucial, explaining that civilians, the police and the Government must collaborate, make suggestions and voice their concerns, which will assist with decision-making.