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A truck rolled into a police car on South Road, Warwick, this morning (Photograph by Ross Clarke)

A truck driver who was taken to the hospital yesterday when police saw that he was breathing heavily and was incoherent has been arrested.

A spokesman for the Bermuda Police Service said that shortly after 9am, officers responded to reports of a truck being driven erratically in Paget.

The spokesman added: “The vehicle was reportedly swerving from one side of the roadway to the next.

“Officers responded and stopped the vehicle near the Rubis Service Station on South Road, Warwick.”

He said that police noticed that the driver was breathing heavily, incoherent and required medical assistance.

The scene on South Road, Warwick, after a truck rolled into a police car this morning (Photograph by Ross Clarke)

“As officers attempted to speak with him, his truck rolled forward and collided with a marked police car parked near by; there were no injuries reported,” added the spokesman.

The driver was taken to the King Edward Memorial VII Hospital after being helped by medical personnel at the scene.

He has since been arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

• This article has been updated after police issued a statement to say the driver has been arrested

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Published April 20, 2023 at 7:42 am (Updated April 20, 2023 at 8:41 am)

Truck driver arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired

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