Cyprus Mail

Police detain speeding drivers

Police on Monday detained two men who were caught speeding, one at almost three times the legal limit.

At around 11.30pm, Nicosia traffic police clocked a driver on Spyros Kyprianou Avenue, where the speed limit is 50km/h, driving at 120km/h.

Police flagged the man down but he accelerated and fled the scene. Officers tracked him down from the vehicle’s number plates and were at his home waiting when the 52-year-old arrived.

Officers searched the car and found a small amount of drugs. The driver, who was arrested and taken to the Lakatamia police station, was then tested for alcohol with a positive result.

Later on Monday evening, a man was caught speeding at 189 km/h on the Limassol to Nicosia motorway where the legal limit is 100km/h.

The 25-year-old driver, a resident of Nicosia, was stopped by traffic police at 11.45pm near the Tseri exit.

He was taken to Nisou police station where he was charged before being released.

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