THE Chief of Valldemossa Local Police was knocked down by drunk driver last week, requiring an emergency operation on his leg.
The incident occurred around 11.30am on October 30, when Sebastià Bonet was talking to a technician responsible for the markings on Rector Joan Mir Street. It was then that he saw a car approaching him, where he immediately raised his hand to signal the driver to stop. This was however too later, as Bonet was knocked to the ground and subsequently transferred to Mutua Balear hospital in Palma.
Bonet recently underwent surgery after suffering fractures to his tibia and fibula. Before his operation, the police chief admitted that the injury had come at a bad time, as many of his officers were off-sick.
The driver, who is reported to be in his sixties, tested positive for alcohol after failing a breath test and is very likely to lose his license.
Bonet has served as the head of Valldemossa Local Police for four years and has achieved excellent results during his tenure. News of the incident spread quickly through the town causing outrage from the community. The mayor, Nadal Torres, as well as some councilors have expressed their concern about the health of the Chief.