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Drunk driver injures elderly pedestrian

Police say an elderly woman in Nicosia has been left with serious head injuries after being hit by a car being driven by a motorist four times the legal alcohol limit.

The incident occurred in Lakatamia at 6.50pm on Wednesday as the 76-year-old was attempting to cross the road.

The 51-year-old driver of the car underwent a breathalyser test which showed 93 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath (µg/100ml) – a reading well over the maximum legal limit of 22 µg/100ml.

A subsequent second test put the number at 75µg/100ml, still well over the limit.

He was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. He will appear in court at a later date.

The injured woman was rushed by ambulance to Nicosia General Hospital where she still remains under observation.

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