Stringent action against drunken driving: Cops

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300 people sentenced to jail for drunk driving, Miyapur top (representation image)
Highlights

  • A standard operating practice has been put in place to deal with such cases and ensure strict punishment to the wrongdoers
  • Each and every road accident case is monitored by the RTAM cell (Road Traffic Accident Monitoring Cell)
  • All the persons involved in the road accident are subjected to BAC tests without fail to identify those under the influence of alcohol

Hyderabad: The Cyberabad police has started initiating a stringent legal action against the persons who indulge in driving under the influence of alcohol (Drunk driving) and commit accidents leading to fatalities by invoking the provisions under section 304 part II of IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder). The punishment for the offence involves imprisonment up to 10 years.

A standard operating practice (SOP) has been put in place to deal with such cases and 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 the legal action after committing any road accident under the influence of alcohol. The managements of pubs which knowingly allow their customers in drunken state to drive the vehicles will also be dealt under the relevant provisions of law and prosecuted.

Also, special teams will work continuously to apprehend the persons who cause road accidents and flee the scene. More stringent action under such persons will be taken for causing disappearance of evidence, not helping the injured persons for medical care, etc.

If anyone does not cooperate for alcohol test, action will be taken u/s 205 of the MV act which presumes the drunkenness of such persons.

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

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