Cigarette smuggler caught after accident

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A 26 year-old car driver fleeing from a police patrol on the south highway by Grafenstein on Wednesday was found to have a boot full of smuggled cigarettes. The driver lost control and skidded off a country road and landed in a ditch when poice checked the car they found he had a boot full […]

Pickpockets nabbed in Carinthia

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Two young men arrested in V√∂lkermarkt, Carinthia, on Wednesday are accused of having made 7,000 Euros by stealing from people at motorway service areas across the country, police said today (Fri). The felons, aged 19 and 22, are in custody. They are suspected of being behind a string of pickpocketing offences at highway rest stops […]

Long jams at long weekend likely, experts warn

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Traffic experts have warned of immense tailbacks on motorways across the country this weekend.Car clubs informed motorists jams of up to 30 kilometres (km) were possible at some of Austria¬ís highways such as the A10 Tauern motorway and the A13 Brenner motorway.They pointed out today (Fri) that tens of thousands of Germans were expected to […]

Red light crash kills driver

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A Lower Austrian man died in a car crash yesterday evening (Sun), police said today.The man, 45, was hit by the car of a Spaniard. The 27-year-old apparently ignored or failed to notice the red light at the crossroad on the B7 main road outside Mistelbach. The tourist and his 25-year-old girlfriend suffered undisclosed injuries […]

Strabag takes over German water engineering firm

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Construction industry giant Strabag SE has acquired a German hydraulic engineering expert.The Vienna-based firm said yesterday (Weds) it fully took over Ludwig Voss GmbH retroactively on 1 January 2011, adding that it was awaiting the green light from competition watchdogs. Strabag did not disclose the takeover price.Ludwig Voss is a family business specialised in water […]