Two motorists were arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol on St. Croix over the weekend, the V.I. Police Department reported.
One person was involved in a single car collision and the other driver was observed driving in the wrong lane of traffic, according to police.
Louis E. Benitez, age 52, was arrested at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday and charged with DUI. Police said Benitez was driving near Paradise Mills when he was involved in a single car collision.
Traffic Enforcement officers administered a field sobriety test and breathalyzer test that indicated that he was above the legal limit for alcohol consumption. He was held on $1,000 bail.
Also Saturday, 36-year-old Daniel L Willis was arrested after police observed him driving in the wrong lane of traffic near the Estate Peters Rest dump site. Police stopped the vehicle and conducted a field sobriety test. Police said Willis did not have his drivers’ license in his possession and the tests indicated that he was intoxicated.
He was held on $1,000 bail.
Police continue to remind the public to not drive if they have been drinking alcohol. DUI checkpoints will continue to be in effect on St. Croix and in the St. Thomas/St. John district through the end of the Labor Day holidays.