211 tickets issued, 4 arrested in St Elizabeth traffic operation
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — An operation spanning across town centres in St Elizabeth on Thursday resulted in 211 motorists being ticketed and the recovery of stolen vehicles.
Head of the St Elizabeth police acting Superintendent Coleridge Minto said four people were taken into custody.
“At the end of the operation we issued 211 tickets. Four people were arrested. Five motorcycles and five cars were seized… In Black River a motor vehicle which was reported stolen in St James, a Toyota Noah, was recovered. The vehicle bore the licence plates of another vehicle that was also reported stolen in St James. Two other vehicles suspected of being stolen were also seized. One person was arrested in connection with the stolen vehicle,” said Minto.
Sub-officer in charge of the St Elizabeth traffic department Sergeant Albert Simpson said motorcyclists continue to lead in road fatalities.
“We continue to clamp down on these illegal motorcyclists. Last year, the division recorded 30 fatal collisions, 19 of which were motorcyclists. We are asking all motorcyclists to be extremely careful when driving their motorcycles and to wear protective gear,” he said.
— Kasey Williams