33 persons jailed in drunk driving cases in Cyberabad

As per the MV Act, a person driving drunk is punishable for the first offense with imprisonment for a term of up to six months and/or a fine which may extend to Rs. 2,000.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  14 Dec 2021 11:39 AM GMT
33 persons jailed in drunk driving cases in Cyberabad

Hyderabad: Thirty-three persons were sent to jail and penalized for drunk driving during the prosecution of drunk driving cases in Cyberabad from 6 to 11 December. A total of 396 cases were disposed of during the period.

The driving licences of all persons caught drunk driving is being sent to the concerned Regional Transport Offices for suspension as per Section 19 of the Motor Vehicles Act.

As per the Motor Vehicles Act, a person driving drunk or under the influence of drugs is punishable for the first offense with imprisonment for a term of up to six months and/or a fine which may extend to Rs. 2,000.

According to the data provided by the Cyberabad police, around 321 cases were disposed of during the prosecution and 33 persons were sent to prison. Also, a total fine amounting to Rs. 16,16,890 was imposed. Of the 33 imprisoned, five were imprisoned for a day, 15 for two days, eight persons for three days, four person for four days, and one for five days.

The highest number of cases was disposed of in Kukatpally (56) followed by 55 each in Miyapur, Shadnagar, and Gachibowli, 52 in Madhapur, 43 in Balanagar, and five in Rajendernagar. The highest fine was imposed in Shadnagar (Rs. 3,77,300), followed by Gachibowli (Rs. 2,74,000), and Kukatpally (Rs. 2,61,000).

Driving without licenses

Under Section 3 r/w 181 of the Motor Vehicles Act, an individual driving without a valid driving licence is liable to pay a penalty of Rs. 5,000 and/or imprisonment for three months.

Around 74 cases of driving without a licence were disposed of during the period in which a fine amounting to Rs. 2,02,800 was collected.

The highest number of fines was imposed in 20 cases in Rajenderanagar (Rs 48,500) followed by Shadnagar (Rs. 44,300) in 26 cases, seven cases in Miyapur (Rs. 26,000), six cases in Kukatpally (Rs. 24,000), and seven cases in Balanagar (Rs 23,000).

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