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Three police officers injured by woman driver

Three police officers had to receive medical treatment after a 30-year-old woman in Larnaca attacked them when asked to take an alcohol test, police said on Tuesday.

She was stopped at around 9:30pm on Monday night when officers saw a vehicle driving towards Makarios Avenue in Kiti without any headlights.

Police asked her to undergo a breathalyser but she refused, shouting and biting the officer’s left wrist, police said. Her five-year-old daughter was a passenger in the car.

More officers were called to the scene but the woman continued to fight them off and injuring them in the process.

Arrested on the spot, it was found that the woman did not have a drivers licence or insurance and was not wearing a seatbelt, police said.

Taken to the Kiti police station she was charged in writing at the presence of her lawyer, and released to be called to court at a later date.

The three officers were taken to Larnaca general hospital ER and were allowed to go after receiving first aid.

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