Hyderabad: The driver of a Toyota Innova, who was allegedly driving the car in an inebriated condition, with a four-year-old child in the rear seat, on the Outer Ring Road on Saturday, has been taken into custody by the police.
The driver’s alleged negligent driving came to light when the car was noticed moving in a zig-zag manner by Shafiur Rahman, chairperson, National Road Accidents Prevention Organization, who then confronted the driver near Kollur village, after the latter rammed a divider.
“I was coming from Sangareddy on the ORR. I noticed in my rear view mirror that the Innova car behind me was moving in a zig-zag manner. It further went and hit a divider and stopped. When I went closer, I found the driver in an inebriated state and to my surprise, there was a kid seated in the car,” Rahman said.
The driver was hardly able to speak, he said, adding that even in that condition, he was driving the vehicle on the fast track. When Rahman questioned him, he replied ‘carelessly’.
Rahman said how the driver was allowed from the toll gate and alleged that it took about an hour for the cops to reach the spot.
“I’m surprised that how can a drunk man be allowed from the toll gate. They should not be allowed. When I questioned him about how he passed through the tollbooth, he showed me the slip too,” Rahman said.
Rahman further said he called various police stations and alerted them. At last, he was informed that the area was under the Ramachandra Puram police station limits. The officials were alerted and they reached the spot and picked him up, Rahman said.