Hyderabad: The Cyberabad police have booked 4,145 drunk driving cases since January this year. Out of these, 2053 cases were against persons between the ages of 21 to 30 years, while 1,364 were against persons between the age of 31 to 40 years. Also, of the 4,145 caught driving under the influence, 662 were convicted.

AGE WISE REPORT FROM 01-Jan-2020 to 24-Feb-2020

Age Below 18 6
Age 18-20 99
Age 21-30 2053
Age 31-40 1364
Age 41-50 487
Age 51-60 122
Age 61-70 14
  4145

PS Wise list of DD cases

The highest number of drunk drivers, 981, was caught by the Madhapur traffic police, followed by Miyapur, 428, and Kukatpally traffic police which caught 683 persons. The Balanagar traffic police caught 288 people for driving under the influence, while the Jeedimetla traffic cops caught 190 drunk drivers, and Alwal caught 312.

Cyberabad Unit Drunk & Drive Cases from 01-Jan-2020 to 24-Feb-2020
S.No PS Name Booked Cases
1 Madhapur Tr PS 981
2 Miyapur Tr PS 428
3 Kukatpally Tr PS 683
4 Balanagar Tr PS 288
5 Jeedimetla Tr PS 190
6 Alwal Tr PS 312
7 Rajendra Nagar Tr PS 285
8 Shamshabad Tr PS 341
9 Gachibowli Tr PS 402
10 Shadnagar Tr PS 235
  TOTAL 4145

Convictions

Out of the 4,145 persons caught by the Cyberabad traffic police for drunk driving, over 662 were convicted. While the permissible blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit is 30mg/100ml, the highest BAC level, e. 550 mg/100ml, was recorded in Madhapur, Alwal, Kukataplly, and Shamshabad.

  SI. No Month Convicted
1 January 234
2 February 428

Two, three &Four Wheeler and Heavy vehicles details

Among the cases booked, 2,915 were against drivers of two-wheelers, 973 against four-wheelers, 223 against three-wheelers, and 34 against drivers of heavy vehicles. The top violators were professional drivers with 439 of them caught driving drunk, followed by 399 private employees, and 354 daily wage labourers. The traffic cops also caught 157 I-T employees within the limits of the Cyberabad Commissionerate.

S.No Occupation No of persons
1 DRIVERS 439
2 PRIVATE EMPLOYEE 399
3 LABOUR 354
4 BUSINESS 334
5 IT 157
6 STUDENTS 99

Meanwhile, the police also booked cases against 99 students since the start of this year. The Cyberabad Traffic Police also sent letters to concerned RTAs to revoke the driving licenses of those caught driving drunk. In January alone 790 letters were sent.

Dheeshma Puzhakkal

Dheeshma Puzhakkal is currently a Reporter with Newsmeter. An alumnus of Hyderabad Central University, she has interned with Greater Kashmir newspaper and NDTV. Dheeshma has also made short films and documentaries. Her documentary ‘Still I Rise’, which is based on sex-trafficking in Hyderabad’s Old City, has earned accolades in several film festivals, such as International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kerala (IDSFFK). An avid foodie, she loves to travel and listen to stories that others tell. Photography is one of her all-time interests. She has extensively written on satellite-based journalism, health, consumer, and data stories besides covering anti-crime investigative agencies.

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