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Drunk motorist drives wrong way down motorway

Police say a drunk driver has been arrested after officers caught him driving down the wrong way of the Larnaca-Ayia Napa motorway in the early hours of Friday morning.

A breathalyser test on the 30-year-old man showed that he had 99μg% of alcohol in his system – almost five times the legal limit in Cyprus. The man has since been released and will appear in court at a late date.

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Meanwhile, Traffic Police have announced that according to figures released from a recent clampdown on Cyprus’ roads between July 10 and 16, one in ten motorists that had been stopped were driving under the influence of alcohol.

A total of 3,025 motorists were stopped throughout Cyprus with 240 of those individuals being cited for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Drunk driving continues to be the number one cause of road deaths in Cyprus (25.32%) in the last five years.

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