Police today urged Bermuda’s motoring public to be conscious of high visibility patrols over the New Year’s holiday weekend.
A spokesman for the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) said there “a number” of people were arrested over the Christmas holiday weekend for offences ranging from drugs, carrying weapons and suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Police also responded to a number of road traffic accidents that resulted in injuries, including an accident that occurred around 7.30pm on Christmas Eve, on Grey’s Bridge in Sandys.
A16-year-old-male cyclist sustained multiple injuries and was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment of his injuries.
The male driver of the van was not reported to be injured.
Police confirmed today that the teenager injured has been released from hospital.
EMTs and police also responded to a single vehicle accident that occurred around 3:15am, involving a bike on Crow Lane on Christmas Day.
“Upon arrival officers found an unresponsive male lying in the roadway with what appeared to be a serious head injury,” the spokesman said.
“EMTs attended to the victim who was subsequently transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for further treatment of his injuries.” The driver was later released.
“A robust police presence was out on the streets this weekend conducting stop checks and patrols to clamp down on antisocial behaviour and drink driving as well as to deter persons from criminal behaviour.
“The public can expect to see the continued high visibility policing over the New Year holiday,” he added.
Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police Martin Weekes personally thanked the community for “the co-operation and assistance shown our officers during the festive period”.
“We value this partnership which continues to bring positive results as your BPS continues the work to make Bermuda safer.”