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Man nearly runs over police officer in fine row (Updated)

 

A man who was arrested on Tuesday evening after trying to run over a police officer with his car in Limassol was charged with attempted murder on Wednesday.

At the time of his arrest he had been charged with reckless behaviour, public insults and threats and negligent driving, but police decided to add the new charge after assessing the seriousness of the offence.

Members of the police force pulled the 42-year-old driver over in Ilioupolis street at around 10.30am and fined him for not wearing a seatbelt.

The man tore up the fine in front of the police officer and left the scene, only to return a few minutes later in a different car.

He attempted to run over the officer who was still carrying out traffic inspections.

The officer had to run to the other side of the road to avoid the vehicle which missed her by about a metre.

Before he sped off, the driver allegedly told her she was lucky not to have been hit.

 

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