Cyprus Mail

Extra fine for drunk tourist

The Famagusta district court on Thursday slapped a Swedish tourist with a fine of €400 for being in possession of two knives, a sledgehammer and a collapsible baton.

Police found the weapons in the man’s car when they stopped him for driving dangerously in Protaras on Wednesday just before midnight.

Officers on patrol observed a car coming from the opposite direction on Protaras avenue which was being driven at great speed without its headlights on.

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

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

The driver was arrested and a breathalyser 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 at the time and arrested.

The court then imposed the additional fine of €400 which he paid before he was released.

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