A 56-year-old man who was involved in a traffic accident while drink driving was fined €1,550 and had his driving license suspended for 50 days.

Nicosia district court also imposed ten penalty points on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to the offences he was facing.

The man had crashed into the metal poles on the pavement and then into a tree on Ayios Pavlos avenue in Ayios Dometios around 2am on Sunday, Cyprus news agency reported on Wednesday, citing the relevant police statement.

Officers who had arrived at the scene carried out an alcohol test with a final indication of 83μg, while the maximum permitted alcohol limit is 22μg. He was charged in writing and then released pending his court appearance.