Watts chides traffic police for slow response to accident involving former Prime Minister

The United Progressive Party Candidate for St. George, Algernon “Serpent” Watts, is chastising the Police for their slow response to a traffic accident that involved former Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer.

Spencer’s vehicle was hit on Saturday, February 19, on the All Saints Road, mere minutes away from the American Road address of the Police Headquarters, where the Traffic Department is located.

While Spencer was not injured in the accident, he had to wait for the Police for an inordinate length of time, in the heat, since it is an offence to leave the scene of a traffic accident.

Watts says the Police need to get their act together, and that someone should be held accountable for the tardy response to an incident so close to their Headquarters.

Although some residents viewed the long wait that Spencer endured as being “deliberate and disrespectful,” it was reported that, upon arrival at the scene, an officer saluted the former Prime Minister.

It was only last week that the Traffic Department Head confirmed that the Police had received a fleet of new motorcycles, as well as bicycles.  He said, then, that these would greatly improve its response time to traffic collisions.