This is what remains of the stolen car.

A robbery suspect fleeing police officers crashed on the Solomon Hochoy highway on Wednesday.


The engine was ripped out on impact.

The stolen vehicle, a Hyundai Ioniq, flipped several times and crash landed near the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba.

Police said the suspect might have been clocking speeds of over 180 kilometres per hour as the suspect dodged traffic through the south bound lane of the highway.

When the vehicle crashed the hybrid engine was turned out of the frame and landed in the bushes.

The suspect, of Laventille, was detained.

Police said they searched the vehicle and found keys which they suspect the man had used to break into vehicles.

The vehicle was stolen from Freeport around 8 a.m., police said.


The car was destroyed in the crash.

PCs Bowen and Williams and WPC Elliott of the Area South Task Force responded and pursued the stolen vehicle along the highway.

The suspect was taken to the Central Police Division where he will be questioned in connection with other stolen vehicles.

He was also expected to be charged with dangerous driving and other traffic offences.


Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has revamped the United National Congress (UNC) team, letting go ten current MPs and replacing them with new faces to contest the August 10 general election.

“Thank you very much and goodbye.”

This is essentially what outgoing D’Abadie/O’Meara MP Ancil Antoine was told by the People’s National Movement (PNM) leadership yesterday.

Antoine was summarily removed as the party’s candidate for the 2020 general election following his “insensitive and objectionable statements” at a campaign meeting on Saturday.