Sunday 20 October, 2019

Coast Guard officer held for drunk driving

A 30-year-old Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard officer was held on Friday night for driving under the influence.

According to reports, the officer was held during a roadblock exercise conducted in the Port of Spain division between 9:00 pm Friday and 1:00 am Saturday.

Several persons were tested, however, five were found to be above the legal limit which is 35 micrograms per 1000ml of breath.

Among the five was the Coast Guard officer who allegedly attempted to get out of his situation by explaining who he was.

However, after he was breathalysed and found to be over the limit, he was charged and was expected to be brought before the courts on Monday.

The exercise was led by Snr Sup Moore, and included Sup Ablack, Sgt Bharath, Cpl Guerra, and others.

More on this as it becomes available.

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