Police say a drunk driver was arrested on Sunday after he was caught doing over 207km/h on the Nicosia-Larnaca motorway.
Traffic police say the motorist’s car was clocked doing 207km/h – at around 1.10am on Sunday morning – on the Nicosia-Larnaca motorway just shy of the Lympia exit but continued his course when he was flagged down by police.
He eventually stopped close to the Athienou exit when a police patrol car gave chase.
A breathalyser test from conducted on the 29-year-old driver, who police say is from the Famagusta district, which showed that he had 63mg% of alcohol in his blood. A second test showed that he had 48mg%. The legal limit for his driving category is 22mg%.
The man was placed under arrest and taken to Pera Chorio Police Station where he was formally charged.
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In a separate incident on Sunday in Limassol, a 20-year-old man, who was discovered to be behind the wheel of a car despite not having a driving license, was almost a hundred times of the limit when he reversed into two parked cars.
The incident occurred on Dikaiosynis Street at around 5.30am.
Traffic police arrived on the scene where they breathalysed the driver.
The breathaylyser test reading showed that he had 105mg% when the legal limit for his age category is 9mg%. A second test recorded a reading of 72mg%.
Police also discovered that he only had a learner’s license and was not permitted to drive the car. He was placed under arrest.
Later on Sunday night, a 45-year-old man was arrested after he crashed into an oncoming vehicle on Georgiou A Street in Limassol.
A breathayser test showed that he had 90mg% alcohol in his system when the legal amount or his category is 22mg%. The woman in the other car was taken to Limassol General Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries and released.