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Motorist jailed and fined for speeding

Larnaca court

A 47-year-old man was on Thursday jailed for a month and fined €3,150, among others, for a series of traffic violations including, speeding, running red lights, and failure to comply with police instructions.

The 47-year-old had been clocked on March 17 on Nicos and Despina Pattihis Street in Larnaca, by members of the police motorcycle unit and was flagged down for a routine check.

Instead of stopping, the man accelerated in a bid to escape. The officers chased him and repeatedly asked him to stop his vehicle but he went on, running two red lights and driving at speeds that reached 160km/hour on a 65km road in Larnaca and 186km on the Larnaca-Kofinou road where the legal limit is 100km.

He was eventually intercepted near Skarinou and officers found out he had been driving with a suspended licence and without insurance.

On March 21 he appeared before the Larnaca district court where he admitted to 12 charges. He was remanded in custody and on Thursday he was sentenced to 30 days in jail. He was fined €3,150, his licence was suspended for four months, and he also received 27 points.

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