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Paralimni driver arrested for causing accident while intoxicated

A 24-year-old driver more than three times over the alcohol limit was arrested after crashing his car in the early hours of Tuesday, in Paralimni.

The accident occurred at around 3.15am when under circumstances still being investigated, the car he was driving deviated off course resulting in it initially mounting the steps of a shop before smashing the front window of another premises and hitting three motorcycles parked in front of it.

Paralimni police called to the scene breathalysed the man who returned a final reading of 77μg with the legal limit set at 22μg.

Police, after looking into the traffic offences committed, plan to charge the man at a later stage.

Police say driving under the influence of alcohol is in Cyprus has been the main cause of fatal accidents on the roads over the last five years. Last month police detected and reported 600 people for driving under the influence.

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