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Over-the-limit taxi driver jailed for causing collision (Updated)

Larnaca hospital (Photo: CNA)

A 49-year-old taxi driver was jailed on Wednesday for 15 days and his driving licence suspended for three months after causing a three-car collision while under the influence of alcohol which resulted in two people being slightly injured.

The collision happened around 11pm on Tuesday in Larnaca, when his taxi collided with another vehicle, driven by a 26-year-old man.

As a result of the collision, the second vehicle moved forward and crashed into a police patrol car.

All three cars were damaged, while the 26-year-old driver and a police officer were slightly injured.

They were taken to Larnaca general hospital and discharged after receiving first aid.

The three drivers were tested for alcohol.

The 49-year-old had a reading of 123µg instead of the legal limit of 22µg and was arrested.

He was found guilty of negligent driving and driving under the influence of alcohol by the Larnaca court.

Police are also preparing a letter to the road transport department to investigate the possibility of suspending or revoking both the driver’s professional and personal licences.



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