Hyderabad: About 229 persons, who were held on charges of drunk driving from August 1 to 25, were sentenced to varying periods of imprisonment. The Third and Fourth Metropolitan Magistrate Courts, Erramanzil, apart from imprisonment, also imposed fines, totalling Rs 37.9 lakh on these persons, who were later sent to the Chanchalguda Prison. Driving licenses of 13 violators were also suspended.
Police said violators caught and convicted in drunk driving cases may face difficulty in securing government jobs, passports and visa clearances. The violators would be sent for counselling at Traffic Training Institutes at Goshamahal and Begumpet, they added.