Traffic police in Limassol were kept busy overnight with two accidents involving drivers with alcohol levels exceeding the legal limit.
Called to an accident at 11.30pm on Wednesday, police were confronted with a scene in which a 44-year-old woman had, under circumstances, which were still being investigated, lost control of her car, crossed into oncoming traffic, and collided head-on with a vehicle coming in the opposite direction.
The 50-year-old man driving the second car was not injured, however his passengers, a 39-year-old woman, a thirteen-year-old girl, an eleven-year-old boy, and another little girl of fourteen months, were taken to A&E at Limassol hospital for treatment and later released.
Both drivers were given preliminary breathalyser tests with the 44-year-old found to have 149 microgrammes of alcohol, almost seven times the legal limit of 22.
She was arrested shortly after for failing to provide a sufficient sample of breath for a second test.
Less than two hours later, at 1.20am on Thursday, police attended an accident at the crossroads of Ayia Fylaxeos and Idaliou Streets, where two cars had collided.
Police said when their officers confronted the 25-year-old male driver of one of the vehicles, informing him of their intention to breathalyse him, the young man reacted, swearing at them.
He was arrested and tested for alcohol, registering 82 microgrammes. The man was charged and released to appear in court at a later date.