Category Archives: Drugs & Driving

Man guilty of manslaughter in road death (Updated) – Cyprus Mail

A 50-year-old man was found guilty on Thursday in the death of a motorist in 2015, killed after the defendant, high on drugs, slammed into the rear of his vehicle, which was stopped at the Enaerios traffic lights in Limassol.

Yiannis Kyriakides was found guilty of manslaughter, driving under the influence of cocaine, and driving at a speed that could put lives in danger.

It is the first time that a driver who caused a death in a road accident has been charged with manslaughter. The maximum penalty is life in jail.

His lawyer will plead for leniency on July 17.[…]

Source: Man guilty of manslaughter in road death (Updated) – Cyprus Mail

Drivers set to be screened for drugs after the summer – Cyprus Mail

Screening of drivers for being under the influence of drugs will start after the summer as the long-delayed equipment needed is on its way, the state lab confirmed on Tuesday. The bulk of the items have now been ordered after court proceedings delayed their purchase since carrying out the test was passed in February last […]

Source: Drivers set to be screened for drugs after the summer – Cyprus Mail

Drivers arrested for causing accidents while under the influence of alcohol – Mail

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Traffic police in Limassol were kept busy overnight with two accidents involving drivers with alcohol levels exceeding the legal limit. Called to an accident at 11.30pm on Wednesday, police were confronted with a scene in which a 44-year-old woman had, under circumstances, which were still being investigated, lost control of her car, crossed into oncoming […]

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