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18 chargeable offences; 4 scooters seized in police road operation

Seized bikes in the compound of Road Town Police Station. Some 4 bikes were seized in a road operation at Beef Island on February 11, 2022. Photo: VINO/File
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force has said individuals with chargeable offences will be prosecuted. Photo: VINO/File
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force has said individuals with chargeable offences will be prosecuted. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A number of persons were booked and four scooters were seized when the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) carried out another operation aimed at targeting unlicenced and uninsured vehicle and scooters on Friday, February 11, 2022.

According to the RVIPF in a press release today, February 14, 2022, the operation was conducted at the Queen Elizabeth Bridge at Beef Island for persons who have escaped normal stop searches.

It said the Road Policing Unit joined by the Armed Response Team issued 63 tickets total for various traffic offences of which 61 were violations under Seatbelt and Cellular Phone Regulation.

“Eighteen committed chargeable offences including driving without a driver’s licence, an unlicenced and uninsured vehicle, and driving with a prohibitive tint,” the press release stated.

Four motor scooters were detained in the operation, according to the RVIPF.

Drivers refusing to register, insure vehicles- Police

Head of the team, Sergeant Kishon Leslie, noted that drivers are deliberately refusing to register, licence and insure their vehicles likely in an effort to avoid the expense.

He noted that expensive car repairs and injuries to the drivers, occupants and other road users will far exceed that of the insurance premium. He stated that these offences are serious under the traffic laws and will become part of a person’s permanent record.

Sergeant Leslie also noted that the individuals with chargeable offences will also be prosecuted.

17 Responses to “18 chargeable offences; 4 scooters seized in police road operation”

  • wellwell (14/02/2022, 18:54) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Y don’t y’all auction them of like the us do when they’ve been confiscated. They lost their rights to own them when they behaved recklessly
    • Speedracer (15/02/2022, 07:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Where are the police when these demons are in the Park doing stunts IN THE PARK??? So, like the park isn't for children to safely play SMH
  • See (14/02/2022, 19:40) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    They could and should easily confiscate a hundred or more . Zero tolerance once and for all .
  • asking for a friend (14/02/2022, 21:20) Like (3) Dislike (23) Reply
    Why the hell they harassing the young people?
    • Popo (14/02/2022, 23:48) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why we have young people killing each other
    • Million (15/02/2022, 07:08) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      You know the young people cost us, Tax payers over $2 million since the start of the year for health care alone.
    • WOW (15/02/2022, 07:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      When they use the scooters to come break in ur house or ride up on an individual that you know, will you ask the same question?
      They need to come over the bridge after 11 to about 2. They up there riding on one wheel. You can't work in peace.
    • Hmm (15/02/2022, 10:41) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Linda (14/02/2022, 21:58) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    I wished the Police had caught that young man doing a wheely from pier park to the traffic light today. We were all standing outside of the bank when this happened and we said the same thing. If he had fallen back on his stupid head, we would not have felt sorry for him. When cruise ships are in, aren't the police supposed to be visible? Not one in sight, but we all saw it. SMDH.
    • Cause and Effect (15/02/2022, 02:35) Like (1) Dislike (22) Reply
      Perhaps if there was not so much overwhelming importation and approval of work permits there would be gainful employment for these young men. Everything has a cause and effect.
      • Madussa (15/02/2022, 07:57) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ Cause and Effect. Bullcrap. Being stupid has nothing to do with unemployment. These young people on these bikes don't want to work and just wasting their lives hanging out doing crimes. A lot of their parents allow this. Where do you think they get the money from, having no jobs, to get these motorbikes? Some deal in illegal things, but they don't want to work a decent job. Stop making excuses for their sorry behinds.
      • @ cause and effect (16/02/2022, 16:43) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
        Those beings on the farside are,in fact,a result of the vast importation of labor from places where lack of civility and family structure is not a concept.. Murder and all crimes dominate. The VI lack of selectivity of characte in the imported work force has created this waste and expense along with the degradation of quality of life in the VI..
  • SMH (15/02/2022, 08:23) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some of these bike operators are just simply ignorant and willful. They feel that they are invincible and untouchable until tragedy comes their way.
  • ARM ARM ARM (15/02/2022, 12:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    People don’t worry! Miss ARM ARM ARM wil get you your bikes back. Just go to Miss. ARM ARM ARM and calling in on TOLA R*DIO
  • WM (15/02/2022, 21:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    My son reported his missing 2 months, perhaps it's 1 of those....
  • my 2 cents (16/02/2022, 01:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I think solving the long list of unsolved murders are way more important but carry on.
  • Chat chit (16/02/2022, 16:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    These two legged nuisance should be required to bring their daddy to the station for a sit down chat.
    Yeah ok.....

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