Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Officers injured arresting motorcyclist after high speed chase

Two police officers were injured while apprehending a 49-year-old man who lead them on a chase.

The two officers are being praised as they held the suspect, and resulted in the seizure of 435 grammes of marijuana and six 12 gauge rounds of ammunition.

LoopTT was told that around 6 pm on Thursday, Cpl Gordon, PC Boodhoo, and PC Sandy, of the Cumuto Police Station were conducting inquiries when they were alerted to a motorcyclist driving in a dangerous manner.

While proceeding along the Cumuto Main Road, the officers saw the motorcyclist and attempted to intercept him. However, the motorcyclist swung onto Hamilton Siding and sped off.

A chase ensued, during which the driver threw a black bag onto the roadway.

The chase continued and the biker turned off the roadway into a yard and ran into a bushy area, abandoning his motorcycle.

Officers gave chase on foot and eventually caught up to the suspect.

A struggle ensued, during which PC Sandy and PC Boodhoo were injured.

The suspect was taken back to where he had thrown the bag, and in it, officers found the ammunition and marijuana.

The two injured officers were conveyed to the Cumuto Health Centre where they were treated.

PC Sandy received injuries to his left elbow, right ankle, left wrist and neck, whilst PC Boodhoo received injuries to both his shoulders. They were later discharged.

The suspect, who is from Wallerfield, Arima, was charged for the following offences - possession of six 12 gauge cartridges, possession of 435 grams of marijuana, failure to produce a driver’s permit, failure to produce a certificate of insurance, dangerous driving, obscene language, failing to comply, resisting arrest, and two counts of assaulting a police officer in the execution of his duty.

Cpl Godon is continuing inquiries.

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