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.