PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - As of Wednesday October 11th KPSM with the assistance of the Police force of the Netherlands, Aruba, Curacao, the Royal Marechaussee, the VKC and VKS intensified the general controls at different locations on the island. The controls took place at the round about at former Eddy’s Auto Supplies and the Churchill round about, where a total of 40 private vehicles were checked with illegal tinted windows which was removed; seven scooters were brought in because the riders did not have valid documents for them including one stolen car which was confiscated for further investigation.
Three arrests were made. One for theft, one for public intoxication and not following instructions of a police officers and one for the possession of drugs and a weapon.
On the Bush road a total of 80 vehicles were checked for illegally tinted windows were also removed from these vehicles.
On Thursday October 12th controls continued at Tata round about in Dutch Quarter and in the Philipsburg areas where again 95 vehicles were checked. During these controls fines for illegal tinted windows which were removed, driving without a license, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without proper documentation for these vehicles were given. In the Philipsburg area the bike patrols have been very actively busy bringing the sense of safety back to the capital. A total of 9 vehicles were checked for illegally tinted windows which were removed and other traffic violations. These controls will continue indefinitely.