Two men have been arrested in Paphos suspected of driving under the influence and crashing into other vehicles, while one of them drove away.
On Friday night, a 28-year-old man was driving in Paphos on Gladstonos Street around 8:20pm, heading towards Nikodemou Mylona junction, when he struck another vehicle from behind that was waiting at the red light.
The man, described as a Cypriot resident, turned his car around and tried to drive away while also striking three other vehicles going his way.
A Breathalyzer test showed the driver had 138mg of alcohol in his bloodstream, almost three times the legal limit of 50mg and over 6 times the breath limit of 22mg
He then fled the scene but police caught up with him and placed him under arrest, while officers said he appeared to be drunk. According to a police report, the suspect is being investigated for causing a traffic accident, fleeing the scene of a traffic accident, and reckless driving.
Hours later, on Saturday around 2am, a 49-year-old male was driving also in Paphos, along Kifisou Street heading towards Anexartisias Street, when at one point his car veered off the road. He ended up striking a parked vehicle on the side of the road in the opposite lane, causing it to move backwards and hit another car.
The driver, described as a Greek Cypriot male, then corrected his course only to strike another vehicle, which was also parked on the right side of the road and moved backwards hitting yet another car.
A total of six cars were hit during the incident before the suspect’s car came to a complete stop. A Breathalyzer test showed the driver had 138mg of alcohol in his bloodstream, almost three times the legal limit of 50mg and over 6 times the breath limit of 22mg.