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17 February, 2019
 
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Driver clocked at 200 on the highway

Cops catch man doing 124 miles in a 60 zone, Breathalyzer one miligram over the limit

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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.”

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Cyprus  |  Nicosia  |  Limassol  |  highway  |  speed  |  Breathalyzer  |  police arrest  |  road safety

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