A police officer required hospital treatment for injuries sustained when he was hit by a motorcyclist, who was later arrested for riding whilst impaired.

The incident occurred over the weekend, while officers from the Roads Policing Unit were “enforcing road traffic laws, and in particular speed offences and offences involving driving whilst impaired”.

Whilst not able to speak to specific incidents, Assistant Commissioner of Police Martin Weekes warned that the Bermuda Police Services “takes the welfare of their officers extremely seriously and all incidents of this type will result in a file being submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions with a recommendation for prosecution”.

“Please be reminded of the advice given that speeding and driving whilst impaired will be targeted during the current situation and so if you are going to take advantage of the ability to go out for a drink we urge you to please do so responsibly for your own safety and that of other road users,” he said.

“It is imperative that we allow the staff at King Edward Memorial Hospital to deal with other urgent cases and patients with COVID symptoms and not overburden them with road traffic accidents caused by speeding or drink driving.”