In March, 2,049 were caught drunk driving in Hyderabad; 58 went to jail

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  3 April 2021 11:45 AM GMT
In March, 2,049 were caught drunk driving in Hyderabad; 58 went to jail

Hyderabad: In the month of March, Hyderabad traffic police caught 2,049 drivers under the influence of alcohol, and 1,917 chargesheets were filed against them. The 3rd and 4th Metropolitan Magistrate Courts ordered imprisonment to 58 of the respondents. According to the records, three persons were given nine days of imprisonment, 10 persons 7 days of imprisonment, 25 persons 5 days of imprisonment, and 20 persons 2 days of imprisonment. Another 14 are awaiting judgement.

On the remaining 1,859 respondents, fines that totalled an amount of Rs 1,99,56,300 were levied. The violators sentenced for imprisonment were sent to Chanchalguda Jail. Another 132 violators will also be produced in court after the chargesheet is filed against them.

The police warned that people convicted of drunken drive and other traffic violations may face difficulties in getting government jobs, passport and clearance for visa. The violators who committed the offense were also counseled at TTI, Goshamahal, and Begumpet stations. The drive against drunken driving and other violations will continue for the safety of the commuters on road. The Hyderabad Traffic police requests all motorists to not drive and drive.

All the three- Hyderabad, Rachakonda and Cyberabad Commissionerates have intensified the checking drives following the death of assistant sub-inspector A Mahipal Reddy.

Serving at the KPHB police station, Mahipal Reddy was severely injured when a car reportedly driven by a drunk driver hit him at a checkpoint, he breathed his last in the wee hours of 31st of March.

It so happened that on 28th March 2021, the KPHB police team was conducting drunken drive checks near Nizampet. However, a youth identified as Srujan, who was driving a Creta Car, tried to flee. In the process, he hit a tree injuring a home guard and a woman.

ASI A Mahipal Reddy, who was night round officer, rushed to the spot. When he was examining the car, a speedy cab rammed into Mahipal Reddy and knocked him down. He received severe injuries on his head and other body parts. The cab sped away from the spot. Mahipal Reddy was rushed to Holistic hospital. Later he was shifted to a corporate hospital at Kondapur for specialized treatment.

He had internal bleeding and was placed on life support. Despite the best efforts by a team of doctors, he could not be revived. After doctors declared him dead, his family members decided to donate his organs.

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