Traffic police in Paphos issued 145 fines over the last three days, over a third of which were for driving at excessive speed.

According to police spokesman, Michalis Nikolaou, 51 fines were issued for speeding, 18 for drunk driving, and one for driving under the influence of drugs, in addition to more minor traffic offences.

The fine for driving under the influence of drugs was issued on Sunday to a 20-year-old man who was also found in possession of a metal iron fist, which is considered a weapon.

The 20-year-old tested positive for cannabis in a drug test, where after he was arrested, accused in writing and released, to be summoned to court at a later date.