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Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Police called in to break up drifter’s wake

Kerry 'Drift King' Phillip

Kerry 'Drift King' Phillip

Police were called in to a wake for popular drifter Kerry Phillip in Arouca last night as the crowd of mourners had exceeded the limit of 25 persons allowed to gather under the Public Health Ordinance. 

Officers of the Arouca Police Station, under the supervisions of ASP Gyan and Insp Pitt, received intelligence that the roadways in Bon Air Gardens, near Phillip’s home, had over 50 persons. 

When officers arrived, the spoke to the persons gathered, and the crowds were dispersed. Some 'uncooperative persons' were detained, police said. 

Phillip, 41, died in a road traffic accident along Emperor Boulevard, Bon Air Gardens, Arouca, on Friday evening.  

Police said at about 6.10 pm Phillips was riding his black and blue Suzuki GX SR750 in an easterly direction along Emperor Boulevard when upon reaching the vicinity of Swallowtail Crescent, he lost control of the motorcycle. 

Phillip, Loop News was told, was thrown approximately 248 feet from the cycle. 

Persons who witnessed the incident notified the police and paramedics, however, Phillip was pronounced dead on the scene. 

The motorcycle received damages to the right side and front, and was wrecked and conveyed to the Arouca Police Station. 

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