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Upcoming Road Sobriety Checkpoints in Pembroke, Devonshire, Paget

The Bermuda Police Service would like to advise the public that the next series of road sobriety checkpoints (as specified in the Official Gazette Notice Wednesday, October 10th) will be conducted this weekend. The checkpoints will be in effect in Pembroke, Devonshire and Paget parishes on Friday, October 19th, Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st.



Gunshots Reported in Pembroke

Police responded to several 911 calls regarding gun shots being heard in the central Pembroke area (Curving Avenue, Rambling Lane, Middle Town and Happy Valley areas) at 9:40pm. A firearms incident was declared and police have been actively canvassing the area trying to identify a scene. At this point it does not appear that anyone has been injured and police are appealing for anyone who might have information on this incident to contact police on 295-0011.



Road Sobriety Checkpoints Data: Friday Night Until Sunday Morning

Road sobriety checkpoints Friday night into early Saturday morning ended with 4 impaired drivers arrested - 3 failed the alco-analyser test and 1 refused to take it. Another 3 people were arrested on warrants. Road sobriety checkpoints Saturday night into early Sunday morning ended with 0 impaired drivers detected. However, one person was arrested for impaired driving outside of a checkpoint after an off duty police officer called to report an erratic driver. That driver failed the alco-analyser test.



Deputy Commissioner Paul Wright Announces His Retirement Today

Deputy Commissioner of Police Paul Wright today formally announced his intentions of retiring from the Bermuda Police Service after 34 years of service. Mr. Wright came to Bermuda from the UK after serving 6 years with the Humberside Police and has served in a wide variety of policing posts locally such as Community Policing, Criminal Investigations, Special Branch, Intelligence and Serious Crime.



Tenth Road Fatality of 2018: 49 Year Old Marco Bowen

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 49 year old Mr. Marco Bowen and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends. Mr. Bowen was seriously injured when the motorcycle he was riding was involved in a collision with a water truck as both vehicles attempted to negotiate the round-a-bout at the junction of Barkers Hill and North Shore Road in Devonshire around 5:30pm Monday, October 8th.



Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Barkers Hill Collision [Updated]

Police and first responders attended a report of a road traffic collision that took place on North Shore Road in Devonshire right at the Barkers Hill round-a-bout at 5:33pm today (Monday). Details are still emerging but it appears that a male on a motorcycle collided with a water truck. The male was conveyed to the hospital via ambulance where he is listed in critical condition.



Upcoming Road Sobriety Checkpoints in Pembroke, Devonshire, Paget

The Bermuda Police Service would like to advise the public that the next series of road sobriety checkpoints (as specified in the Official Gazette Notice Friday, October 5th) will be conducted this weekend. The checkpoints will be in effect in Pembroke, Devonshire and Paget parishes on Friday, October 12th, Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th.



Single Vehicle Van Crash in Pembroke Causes Power Outage

First responders attended a report of a single vehicle road traffic collision that took place Spanish Point Road Cove Point Lane in Pembroke at around 9pm tonight (Sunday). It appears that a male driver of a van collided with a utility pole resulting in a power outage in the area. No one was injured. BELCO is currently in the area and are in the process of restoring power.



Four People Arrested During Road Sobriety Checkpoints

The roadside sobriety initiative continued Saturday night into Sunday morning with 4 persons arrested for impaired driving. Police are reminding the public if you drink do not drive.



Nine People Arrested During Road Sobriety Checkpoints

Police are reminding the public not to drink and drive. If you must drink always have a designated driver. Last night as a result of the road sobriety checkpoints 9 people were arrested. As per public notification the police will continue the checkpoints tonight.



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