One man was arrested for Driving Under the Influence, resisting arrest, and assaulting Police officers on July 1st.
The exercise was conducted by PCs Nanan, Ramlal and Wpc Timothy. According to police reports, while the officers were on mobile patrol along Suchit Trace, Penal, they observed a grey Nissan Frontier overtaking a line of vehicles at high speed. The officers stopped the vehicle a short distance away. The officers detected a strong alcohol smell, so they informed the driver of their intention to conduct a breathalyzer test. The driver then attempted to evade the test, thereby allegedly assaulting the two police officers. The driver, Naem Ali, a 43-year old of Point Fortin, was arrested and taken to the Penal Police Station. A breathalyzer was conducted at the station where it is alleged he failed. He was charged for the offence of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and assaulting Police officers. He was granted bail in the sum of $50,000 and is expected to appear before the court on July 31st, 2020.