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25 arrests and 190 driving offences in the Ionian Islands in six hours

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11 Jul 2023 / 12:32

CORFU. 32 quad bikes were immobilised in Zakynthos for dangerous driving, driving under the influence and driving without a crash helmet.

There were 25 arrests in Corfu, Zakynthos, Cephalonia and Lefkada and 190 driving offences.

Between 08:00 and 14:00 on Monday 10 July, police in Corfu, Zakynthos, Cephalonia and Lefkada carried out checks for the following:

- Theft and burglary
- Dangerous driving
- Violations of regulations at catering establishments
- Drug dealing
- Illegal immigrants

 

522 vehicles and 613 individuals were checked, leading to 25 arrests - 8 in Corfu, 8 in Cephalonia, 7 in Zakynthos and 2 in Lefkada - for the following offences:

- 1 for possession of drugs

- 1 for theft

- 2 for illegal residency

- 9 for driving without a licence

- 11  catering establishments for lack of proper health certificates

- 1 for damagng the environment

There were 190 driving offences, including the following:

- 22 speeding
- 2 not wearing seat belts
- 32 not wearing crash helmet
- 5 using mobile phone whilst driving
- 12 without driving licences
- 4 for dangerous driving
- 1 without proper child's seat
- 2 with uninsured vehicle

- 2 without MOT

27 vehicles were immobilised for driving without a licence and not wearing crash helmets.

There was also one case of smoking in a no smoking area.

Quad bikes immobilised

In the evening an night of the same day (10//7), police carried out checks in Lagana and Kalamaki in Zakynthos. 85 quad bikes were checked and 32 were immobilised for dangerous driving, driving under the influence and driving without a crash helmet.