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.