Hyderabad: The Cyberabad Police have started initiating stringent legal action against persons found indulging in driving under the influence of alcohol and committing accidents leading to fatalities, by invoking the provisions under Section 304 part II of IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) for which the punishment involves imprisonment up to 10 years.

The SOP has been put in place to deal with such cases and to ensure strict punishment to the wrongdoers.

Each and every road accident case is monitored by the RTAM cell (Road Traffic Accident Monitoring Cell) and all the persons involved in the road accident are subjected to BAC tests without fail to identify the persons driving under the influence of alcohol.

No one can escape legal action after committing a road accident under the influence of alcohol, a press release from the police officials said.

The managements of pubs which knowingly allow their customers to drive in a drunken state will also be dealt with under relevant provisions of law and prosecuted, said the police.

Also, special teams will work continuously to apprehend the persons who cause road accidents and flee the scene. More stringent action for persons who cause disappearance of evidence, refuse to help the injured and so on. Refusal to take the breath analyser test will also be penalised.

In view of recent drunk driving accidents in Madhapur and Gachibowli, the police said they will be dealing with such persons with stringent enforcement under all available provisions of law.

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