Cyprus Mail

Police book drunk drivers with aid of citizens


Following a citizen’s call police apprehended a man driving intoxicated on the Ayia Napa – Larnaca highway. The 58-year-old driver and Nicosia resident, was found positive in a preliminary breathalyzer test.

Following a final alcohol test the man was charged in writing and is expected to appear before the Larnaca district court for trial.

On Sunday in the area of ​​Halepiana, police apprehended another driver after a tip-off, moving on the Limassol – Nicosia highway.

The driver was a 38-year-old Nicosia resident who also tested positive in a preliminary alcohol test and was taken to Pera Chorio police station, where he underwent a final test.

The 38-year-old was issued an out-of-court fine for the offense of driving under the influence of alcohol and subsequently released.

In a police statement the public is reminded that driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the main causes of fatal and serious road collisions and police checks for drunk driving continue daily.

Police can arrest a person found driving with over of 22 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath in a breathalyzer test, and fines are issued accordingly following a final blood test, for blood/alcohol levels equaling or exceeding 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood (0.5 grams per litre).

During the weekend, police carried out a total of over 1100 alcohol checks, resulting in 107 bookings.

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