42 people jailed in drunk driving cases in five days

The prosecution of persons caught driving under the influence and driving without a licence started from 27 September to 1 October.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  4 Oct 2021 3:28 PM GMT
42 people jailed in drunk driving cases in five days

Hyderabad: In a span of five days, 42 persons were jailed in drunk driving cases registered by the Cyberabad traffic police.

The prosecution of persons caught driving under the influence and driving without a licence started from 27 September to 1 October. The licences of all persons involved in drunk driving are being sent to the Regional Transport Offices concerned for suspension. A total of 178 cases have been disposed of during the period.

Drunk driving cases

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 with a fine which may extend to Rs. 2,000.

According to the data provided by the Cyberabad police, around 116 cases were disposed of during the prosecution and 42 persons were sent to prison. Also, a total fine amounting to Rs. 2,74,300 was imposed. Of the 42 imprisoned, 24 were imprisoned for a day, 13 for two days, three persons for three days, one person for five days, and one for six days.

The highest number of cases was imposed in Kukatpally (24) followed by 18 in Miyapur. The highest fine was imposed in Shadnagar (Rs. 1,88,800), followed by Alwal (Rs. 50,000), and Jeedimetla (Rs. 35,500).

Driving without licences

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 sent to prison for three months.

Around 62 cases of driving without a licence were disposed of during the period in which fine amounting to Rs. 1,17,100 was collected.

The highest number of fines was imposed in 28 cases in Shadnagar (Rs. 43,100), followed by 12 cases in Miyapur (Rs. 38,000), nine cases in Jeedimetla (Rs. 8,500), seven cases in Alwal (Rs. 7,500), and six cases in Kukatpally (Rs. 20,000).

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