Motorist caught speeding at 193 km/hr

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A total 87 motorists were booked on Sunday during road checks coordinated by the Traffic Section officers, assisted by the Rapid Intervention Unit and the Special Intervention Unit.

74 motorists were booked for driving at excessive speed including a motorist driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution at 193 km/hr on the Coast Road where the speed limit is set at 70 km/hr.

Road checks took place on the Coast Road, Salini and Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq and Mellieħa.

13 drivers were fined for other traffic contraventions including no licence plates (9), use of tinted glass (2) and two for breaching traffic regulations. A motorist was also arrested after the police found drugs in the vehicle.

16 contraventions were issued on the Coast Road. Eight contraventions were issued in Salini while 50 contraventions were issued on Mellieħa bypass.