Decision Not To Prosecute ‘Reckless’ Driver A Public Relations Stunt – Former SSP

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Former Senior Superintendent of Police, SSP, Radcliffe Lewis, is labeling as public relations, the refusal of the Police to prosecute a reckless driver. 

The man, Dennis Dietrih, says he’s the personal assistant to Jamaica and West Indies cricketer, Andre Russel.

In the video that went viral on social media over the weekend, he’s seen in a black car believed to be a Mercedes AMG, making high-speed 3-hundred and 60 degree turns at the intersection of Dunrobin Avenue and Lindsey Cresent.

Head of the Constabulary’s Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch, P-STEB, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Bishop Dr. Gary Welsh, says what Mr. Dietrih did amounts to careless driving as it endangered the public.

ACP Welsh also described a meeting with the driver about the traffic violation as a teachable moment. 

But, Retired SSP Lewis, who once headed the Police’s Traffic Division, says ACP Welsh’s pardon of the driver is unacceptable. 

Radcliffe Lewis, former Senior Superintendent of Police in charge of the Traffic Division. 

In the meantime, Director of the National Road Safety Unit in the Transport and Mining Ministry, Kenute Hare, says he understands ACP Welsh’s decision. 

But, he’s warning other reckless motorists not to expect a similar pardon. 

Kenute Hare, Director of the National Road Safety Unit in the Transport and Mining Ministry.

They were speaking last evening on Nationwide @ 5 with Cliff Hughes and Kemesha Kelly. 



Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.


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