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UPDATE: Driver in Baughers Bay accident arrested for alleged drug possession

- also reportedly resisted arrest
The driver of this Dodge Ram truck was allegedly arrested after marijuana was found in his possession following an accident at Baughers Bay, Tortola, on June 13, 2020. Photo: Team of Reporters
Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that at least one person has been hospitalised following a collision between two vehicles this afternoon around 4:00 pm, today, June 13, 2020, in the Baugher's Bay Area. Photo: Team of Reporters
Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that at least one person has been hospitalised following a collision between two vehicles this afternoon around 4:00 pm, today, June 13, 2020, in the Baugher's Bay Area. Photo: Team of Reporters
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- A 28-year-old man involved in a motor vehicle accident yesterday, June 13, 2020, was taken into police custody after a quantity of marijuana was reportedly found in his possession.

Reports reaching our newsroom also indicate the man, who resides at East End, Tortola, attempted to fight off police officers while an arrest on him was being executed.

The accident had occurred at Baughers Bay, in the vicinity of Water and Sewerage Department, around 4:00pm.

Both vehicles, a Dodge Ram truck- driven by the man arrested- and a Suzuki Grand Vitara SUV, were badly damaged.

Driver allegedly refused to allow search on him

According to police sources, as the man was being questioned he agreed to a breathalyser test.

Ranks also decided to conduct a search of his person but the man refused to let police search him.

He was; however, subdued, handcuffed and taken into custody. A search of his person reportedly found a quantity of marijuana and a weed grinder.

Meanwhile, the driver of the other vehicle, a female of East End, was attended to on the scene by medical personnel and taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital with complaints of pains about her body, especially her neck.

See previous article published June 13, 2020

One hospitalised in Baughers Bay collision

Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that at least one person has been hospitalised following a collision between two vehicles this afternoon sometime around 4:00 pm, today, Saturday, June 13, 2020, in the Baugher's Bay area. 

Sources told Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) that the accident occurred between the drivers of a black pickup truck and a Suzuki Grand Vitara, who were reportedly driving in the same lane. 

It is unclear who caused the accident, however, the black pickup ended up in the bushes at the side of the road with the front portion of the vehicle damaged. 

Eyewitnesses told our news centre that paramedics were summoned to the scene, where one person was reportedly taken to the hospital. 

VINO will bring more information as it becomes available. 

 

28 Responses to “UPDATE: Driver in Baughers Bay accident arrested for alleged drug possession”

  • Fam (13/06/2020, 16:43) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh no
    • Evette (13/06/2020, 21:00) Like (1) Dislike (86) Reply
      I wonder if them from down the island shake my head them always rushing rushing
      • vi (13/06/2020, 21:57) Like (17) Dislike (29) Reply

        Bvi inlanders doing the most sh*# on the road and u want blame inland people 

      • stop (14/06/2020, 12:01) Like (3) Dislike (19) Reply
        Myron you have to add the island people to every thing that happens on this island. I hope they are smart enough to see you for who you are.

        Waste of nothing not even time. I wish someone can call you out on this issue.
        • Thanks for calling them out (14/06/2020, 13:39) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
          Call them out. Us BVIslanders know what they doing. Every minute throwing this island man talk to get votes. And some stupid enough to fall for it. Same people blogging the same thing on every site just for votes next time around.
  • Cunumunuh (13/06/2020, 17:17) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hold your damn side please!
  • R (13/06/2020, 17:32) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Stay in your lane and hold u side that's all cases close
  • CRJ (13/06/2020, 18:10) Like (30) Dislike (7) Reply
    Time to ban cars this getting over-bearing
  • small man (13/06/2020, 19:46) Like (4) Dislike (10) Reply
    hope we ready for the new road thing on Monday we with you kye
  • NezRez (13/06/2020, 19:48) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    Today another accident, wow! Yesterday, I was nervous on the road and couldn't wait to get home. The streets were pretty empty, but cars were racing up and down, passing on corners with a speed, for some reason, I can't explain. Where were they rushing too? It was a holiday and town was pretty empty. There should not be the amount of accidents we have here if people would just slow down and watch where they are going. I hope the injured person will be alright.
  • My Goodness (13/06/2020, 19:54) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    On a simple 2 lane road you guys are messing up. Just imagine if it was a 4 lane road.
  • BuzzBvi (13/06/2020, 20:19) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Saw 2 cars today that were obviously being driven by ex scooter riders.
  • The Reaper (14/06/2020, 08:40) Like (5) Dislike (14) Reply

    Left or right hand drive. Because these right hand drive don’t hold Their side.. Facts...They stay most too the on coming car.The down island people buy these right hand drive cars,it’s cheaper but we use left hand drive for years knowing myself,BvI change with left hand drive.They don’t hold they side. Down island left, BvI right. Get u’ll Right mind ...

    • Gran Puba (14/06/2020, 14:27) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      Both Left and right hand drivers don’t hold their sides. What’s you guys fascination with right hand drive? A car is a car. You buy what car you want. It’s your money. You seem jealous that other people than locals can buy cars too. Stop the hate. It have expats that own left hand and locals that own right hand too. Time for this left hand and right hand debate to stop .
      • Lilly (14/06/2020, 19:00) Like (0) Dislike (11) Reply
        you are right. Government should stop it and not allow the right hand vehicles. I do not see any in the US where we buy cars due to the convenience.
        • jah know (14/06/2020, 21:28) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
          If you was smart, you would know the US drives on the right side of the road with left hand vehicles. We driving the same left hand vehicles from the states on the left side of the road. Now look at those 2 comparison and tell me which one sounds off to you.

          Look at the taxi buses, the left hand drive buses open their doors to the right, we drive on the left which means passengers will have to get in and come out onto oncoming traffic. I know you have seen it many times on the beginning of the highway by the roundabout. The right hand drive buses open doors to the left and let passengers onto the side walk which is the proper way. Us using left hand drive vehicles in the BVI was wrong to begin with. In the UK they drive on the Left like us and use right have drive vehicles. Any country drives on the left uses right hand drive and vise versa.
        • @LilLY (14/06/2020, 22:02) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
          You do realise that in the US they drive on the opposite side of the road from the BVI, right???
  • Again... (14/06/2020, 12:01) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Again, this is how you do it America. You subdue and arrest after probable cause and take to the police station for further investigation. You DO NOT SHOOT OR KNEEL ON NECK OR LYNCH OTHERWISE! Bleeding animals...
  • ok (14/06/2020, 13:13) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    want to be bad boys
  • I cant hear yuh (14/06/2020, 14:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let me hear ayo that always talking about right hand vechile especially to one popular blogger/cook !
  • wha (14/06/2020, 15:30) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Then police officer jamming man
  • Sam (15/06/2020, 17:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good Drivers drive any kind of car left or right We to bad mind.


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