A 22 year old man was jailed for three months on Monday for flouting the stay at home decree five times, as well as for a series of traffic offences.
The first offence was on April 4 when the man, a Greek Cypriot, was spotted by Limassol police driving a car with no registration plates. He failed to comply with a police officer’s signal and sped off.
On Friday, he was spotted again and this time police managed to stop him. The car was confiscated.
The following night, the same youth was stopped by police driving a rental car on the motorway. With him was a 37 year old woman. Both were issued out of court fines as they were among other, past the curfew time.
Three and half hours later, he was spotted again in the rental car, this time in central Limassol, and again failed to comply with a police signal to stop.
Police pursued and were able to cut him off and he was arrested and taken to court today where the judge sentenced him to three months in jail. He was given four points on his licence which was suspended for nine months.
The woman who was with him was fined €1000 for twice violating the decree.
In a separate decision, the court jailed a 37 year old Sri Lankan national for 45 days. He had failed to comply with a police signal to stop, and collided into other cars in his attempt to get away.