A driver was detained on Tuesday after traffic police clocked his vehicle going twice the limit on the Nicosia-Limassol highway.
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The driver was given a preliminary Breathalyzer test and registered 23mg, which was one milligram over the limit set at 22mg
According to police, a car driven by a 31-year-old male, was spotted Tuesday early morning, around 2am, going 200 kilometres (124 miles) in a zone with a limit set at 100 kilometres per hour.
The driver, who was arrested on the spot, was given a preliminary Breathalyzer test and registered 23mg, which was one (1) milligram over the limit set at 22mg.
The man was taken to a local police station where he was detained for traffic-related violations. It was not immediately clear whether he will face intoxication charges or driving under the influence.
In a statement following the incident, police said “the driver was caught driving with excessive speed, putting not only his life at risk but also endangering the safety of other motorists.”