In the OPAP office - a company selling lottery tickets and accepting bets for races and sports competitions - a car driven by an 57-year-old man drove into the office. Wounded 69-year-old hostess and 48-year-old client. The driver's test result is 0,83 per mille at an allowable maximum of 0,22.
The incident happened in 16: 25 on Saturday at Dimokratias Avenue in the metropolitan area of Ayios Dometios. Two wounded were taken to the Central Hospital of Nicosia. The owner of the office had a neck injury, and the visitor of the bookmaker office suffered from small fragments of a broken display case.
The drunk driver tried to hide from the place of emergency on foot, but a few minutes later he was detained by traffic police. Alcotest showed that the man four times exceeded the norm. He spent the night in the bullpen of the police station, and on Sunday he was released after filing written accusations.
- I almost lost my life because of the foolishness of a drunk driver! - the mistress of the office is indignant, transferred to a private clinic with a panic attack syndrome. - I'm shocked and ask for justice, I already called my lawyer. Fortunately, we do not mourn the victims.
OPAP was founded as the state gambling company of Greece in 1958 year. In 2003, Cyprus and Greece signed an agreement under which OPAP became the only company with an official permit for gambling in Cyprus. In 2013, the state sold 33% of OPAP shares to the Greco-Czech group of companies Emma Delta Hellenic Holding.