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Speeding driver arrested after 25-minute chase

Police arrested a driver for committing a number of offences on Sunday afternoon after chasing him for 25 minutes.

Officers signaled for the car to stop for a routine check at 2.20pm on Larnaca’s Nicos and Despina Pattichi street, but the driver picked up speed instead and jumped two red lights in his attempt to escape.

While officers were in pursuit, he drove at 160km/h on Limassol avenue in Larnaca, where the speed limit is 65km/h, and at a speed of 186km/h on the Larnaca – Kofinou motorway.

At 2.45pm, members of the police force finally managed to stop the man, a 47-year-old resident of Limassol, near Skarinou.

He had been driving with a suspended driving licence and without insurance.

After he signed a €1,000 bond guaranteeing he will appear in court on Monday the man was released.

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