A 20-year-old man was drink driving on the Limassol-Paphos motorway when his car caught fire, police said on Monday.
The man was driving a rental car on the highway near Mandria village at around 2am on Monday when it burst into flames.
The fire service, police along with members of the Department of Electrical and Mechanical Services of the Ministry of Communication and Works were called at the scene.
According to their investigations, the fire broke out after a fuel leak from the car’s engine.
The final alcohol test showed 65mg while the maximum alcohol limit is 9mg for drivers with under three years of driving experience.
Further investigation showed the man was driving without insurance.