A Lance Corporal with the TT Defence Force is currently in police custody after he cursed and dragged a policeman with his car during a road block gone wrong in Port of Spain on Friday night.
Reports state that the soldier, who was driving a black Mazda vehicle, was stopped by officers of the Central Police Station during the road check in downtown Port of Spain around 9.10 pm.
When one officer noticed a small child in the car was not wearing a seatbelt or seated in a booster seat, the soldier was issued an electronic ticket for the offence.
However, not pleased with being ticketed, the soldier proceeded to curse the officer.
The policeman warned the man, who then sped off while the officer’s hand was trapped in the door frame of the car. The man stopped 80 metres away, near George Street.
Other police followed the car and the soldier was arrested and his licensed pistol, ammunition, firearm user’s licence and his Defence Force identification card were all seized.
A relative in the car took custody of the child.