Cyprus Mail

Driver 20 times over alcohol limit (update)

A man who was driving 20 times over the legal alcohol limit was arrested in Xylofagou on Tuesday evening.

According to police, the 24-year-old driver, a resident of Famagusta, failed to comply with police instructions, drove at excessive speed, and drove on the wrong side of the road in a residential area.

When he was tested for alcohol, the reading showed 181 µg instead of the 9 µg allowed for novice drivers.

He was arrested and is expected to be charged in court later.

Shortly before 10pm on Tuesday, a 30-year-old man driving in Larnaca tested positive for alcohol. A final reading showed 146 µg while 22 µg is the permitted limit. He was detained to facilitate investigations.

At 7am on Wednesday, members of traffic police spotted a car travelling at the speed of 180 km/h on the motorway in the Kornos area, where the speed limit is 100 km/h. The 35-year-old driver was arrested and charged before being released.


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