Gletsos arrested for bulldozing through tolls

Soap opera actor-turned-mayor Apostolos Gletsos handed himself in to police on Tuesday after a prosecutor in Fthiotida, central Greece, charged him over his decision to use a municipal bulldozer to break through barriers on the Athens-Thessaloniki highway so that his constituents could bypass the Pelasgia tollbooth.

Police had been searching the area to arrest Gletsos, the mayor of Stylida, but the actor appeared at his local police station with his lawyer shortly before 3 p.m.

Earlier in the day, a municipal bulldozer was used to break through the roadside barriers again after Aegean Motorway, the private firm responsible for this stretch of the highway, had repaired the section taken down by Gletsos on Monday.