UPDATE: Hit-and-run driver arrested, injured officer “recuperating”

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UPDATE: Hit-and-run driver arrested, injured officer “recuperating”
Officer Fraser sustained minor injuries.
Officer Fraser sustained minor injuries.
Officer Fraser sustained minor injuries.

The driver involved in the alleged hit-and-run of a police officer on the Bexon Highway yesterday, Oct. 27, is now in police custody.

Police Press Officer Zachary Hippolyte told St. Lucia News Online today, Oct. 28 that the driver turned himself in, accompanied by his lawyer, this morning. He was arrested and will likely be charged.

The officer, police Constable 779 Bryan Fraser, who is attached to the Traffic Department, sustained minor injuries and was treated and discharged from hospital, Hippolyte said.

“He is recuperating,” Hippolyte added.

Constable Fraser was reportedly conducting traffic checks on the highway with other police officers when a car the police tried to stop failed to do so. In pursuit of the car, Fraser’s motorcycle was allegedly hit twice by the vehicle which then fled. The accident occurred sometime around 5 p.m.

Fraser’s motorcycle was extensively damaged.

Of note, Fraser’s mother, Samdai Fraser, was found murdered on July 20, 2015 in Cedar Heights, Vieux-Fort.

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  1. When we learn to treat crime as an offence and not get emotional about it, then, our level-headedness will allow us to solve it. Emotional attachment sometimes allow us to go overboard, a position which the law cannot sustain. The law sets punishment for people who are convicted of crimes. When they escape the law it means that our investigative arm which is the police and witness system is not working properly. Who is responsible? The government is responsible for recruitment, training and equipping the force and protecting witnesses. It is also responsible for maintaining a forensic lab, plus equipping the Judicial system. In the absence of the proper workings of these institutions people get frustrated with the system and blame perpetrators for being out on the streets or being on remand for years, and this is where the emotion takes root. They even start blaming themselves, those who support government blame everybody for not taking responsibility and those in opposition blame those who elected an incompetent government, with none of them realising that they are just ordinary people and victims suffering from the abuse of politics.

    Recently people questioned the amount of bail that someone had to pay. The general public is ignorant of the fact that bail is not a punishment or measured in terms of the crime committed; it is a surety or deposit of an amount or something equal in value to ensure that you appear to answer to the court. As a result bail could only be set according to the means of the accused. If bail is set above the means of the accused then it would amount to denying that person bail. People, even children understand this, please do not expose your ignorance on the WORLD WIDE WEB.

    People lets start educating ourselves so that we can participate adequately in citizenship.

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  2. Hey!! Sometimes it shocks me the idiotic analysis that i hear from people in this nation infected with voodoo syndrome. The article mentions specifically that " Constable Fraser was reportedly conducting traffic checks on the highway with other police officers when a car the police tried to stop failed to do so. In pursuit of the car, Fraser’s motorcycle was allegedly hit twice by the vehicle which then fled."

    Taking this statement into consideration, it is clear that the officer wasn't targeted. In fact it is only after he pursued the vehicle his motorcycle was hit. If he was a targeted as some suggest then he would have been hit while he was parked. Therefore a more logical assumption is that the vehicle was trying to get away (for whatever reason which i cannot assume) and when the officer chased it he got injured either intentionally or not. The scenario at that point becomes varied. It could also be that the perpetrators noticing that it was only one patrol man chasing them decided to go full throttle. Imagine their reaction in the first instance when they came into contact with the motorcycle, they could have either made a decision to stop or alternatively think "hey, now that we are definitely in trouble, we have to escape by any means."

    Isn't that a more logical assumption, than to go on a fishing expedition about his mother and all kind of voodoo? Lucians that is why we mess up on most cases. If the police have to think like you we won't solve any. They have to investigate along the facts presented and not make unreasonable or remote assumptions.

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  3. My thoughts exactly I think that this police officer is being targeted, and a hit and run is just the first of many events to befall him in these times we live the word coincidence is far-fetched many people are just pure and plain wicked and evil!

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  4. Dig the motive out of him. As deliberate as it seems, he either had something to hide or has a personal vendetta with the officer.

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