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Murderous road rage attack

An Albanian drug dealer has been charged with attempted murder for an Athens road rage attack in which he allegedly drove his car into a motorcycle causing it to crash, reports said yesterday. The motorcycle driver, 38-year-old male nurse Giorgos Koukoulidis, and his passenger, a 28-year-old woman whose name was not made public, suffered horrific injuries when their motorbike crashed on high-speed Syngrou Avenue on Sunday night as Koukoulidis swerved to avoid a car driven by Albanian national Georgios Ziberi, 34, a convicted drug dealer. Ziberi then sped off, but police got his registration number from witnesses and arrested him in his Piraeus home on Tuesday. Police said Ziberi, who had been told off by Koukoulidis for dangerous driving, started swearing at the couple and suddenly drove at them, causing the biker to lose control. Koukoulidis needed to have both his hands amputated, while his companion lost one hand. Ziberi, who was deported last year after serving a three-year jail term, was charged with attempted murder and grievous bodily harm.