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Tourist arrested driving dangerously in Protaras

Police arrested a tourist in Protaras just before midnight on Wednesday who had been driving dangerously under the influence of alcohol and was in possession of weapons.

Officers on patrol to prevent burglaries observed a car coming from the opposite direction on Protaras avenue at 11.55pm which was being driven at a dizzying speed without its headlights on.

The driver overtook other vehicles which were stopped at a red traffic light and drove through the red light.

The officers chased and halted the car driven by a 28-year-old tourist.

In the tourist’s possession they found two knives, a sledge hammer and a collapsible baton.

The driver was arrested and a breathalyzer test administered as he smelled strongly of alcohol.

The reading showed 60μg instead of the permitted 22μg.

He was charged €300 for driving under the influence of alcohol and arrested while police are investigating the matter of the items in her possession.



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