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Police officer injured after man refuses breathalyzer test

A young man in a car injured a policeman early on Saturday, while trying to escape an alcohol test, a police report said.
According to the report, at around 2.30 am Saturday, members of Paphos traffic police conducting checks waved at a driver to pull over.
The driver manoeuvred hard to avoid the check and escape the scene, and hit the policeman with his car, injuring his right leg.
The driver fled the scene, and the policeman was rushed to the Paphos General emergency room, where he was found to have sustained lesions on his leg.
The car’s owner was later found to be a 20-year-old man from Paphos, who later returned to the scene.
Following a breathalyser test, the young man was found to have been driving under the influence of alcohol – the test showed levels of 81μg, instead of the allowed maximum of 9μg for drivers who obtained their licence fewer than three years ago.
He was taken to Paphos traffic police station, where a second breathalyser test showed 70μg of alcohol, and he was arrested.
Paphos traffic police continue to investigate.

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