Cyprus Mail

Police crackdown to instil road safety

A number of drivers were caught driving drunk, under the influence of drugs or without a licence police said on Sunday.

According to a police bulletin, one driver, while trying to start his vehicle ended up losing control of it and ended up driving into the front porch of a nearby house. His alcohol levels were 127μg instead of the legal limit of 22μg.

Another driver caused a road accident and was found to have alcohol levels of 124μg. No one was injured.

Police also said that between Saturday night and early Sunday morning, another three drivers tested positive for driving under the influence of drugs when a narcotest was carried out. One of the three included a 17-year-old driver who did not have a driving licence.

Another driver was arrested after he was found not to have a licence and was found to be living on the island illegally.

Police said campaigns would continue across the country in a bid to prevent road accidents and trying to instil road safety in the streets.

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