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Tourist arrested in Protaras for driving without a licence and drink driving

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Famagusta police arrested a 22-year-old tourist for drink driving and driving without a licence early Thursday morning.

According to Famagusta police spokesman Steve Theodoulou, the 22-year-old was signalled to stop in the Protaras area on Kapparis Avenue, and instead the individual began to speed and attempted to flee police.

“At one point in the road, where there is a dead end, it was possible to stop the vehicle,” he said.

Theodoulou said that on seeing the police the tourist got out of the vehicle, threatened the officers, and attempted to hit them.

The 22-year-old was eventually arrested.

During their checks, police discovered the tourist had been driving without a licence and insurance.

Police conducted an alcotest on the individual, which registered at 70mg.

The legal limit allowed for new drivers is 9mg in the first year of driving.

The tourist faces charges of resisting arrest, traffic violations, and driving without a licence and insurance.

He will appear in court later Thursday.

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