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Over 40 jailed for drunk driving in Cyberabad

Published: 18th Oct 2021 9:10 pm

Hyderabad: A total of 43 persons, who were caught by the Cyberabad Traffic Police on charges of drunk driving, have been sent to jail for durations ranging from one day to 4 days.

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According to the Traffic Police, the 43 persons who were sentenced to imprisonment were among 100 persons caught for drunk driving and without driving licence during regular vehicle checking for a week from October 11 at various places across the Cyberabad Commissionerate. All those caught were produced before a court, which imposed a total fine of Rs 17,100 on violators of the drunk driving rule and over Rs 1 lakh on those without a driving licence.

According to the police, 25 persons caught at Miyapur were imprisoned for drunk driving, followed by Kukatpally with 18 persons. The driving licenses of all the persons caught drunk were being sent to the Regional Transport Authority concerned for suspension of the license, officials said.

“Drunk driving and driving by unauthorised persons have been major causes of road crashes and fatalities on roads in Cyberabad. Hence, we have been taking stringent legal action against such violators,” said an official from Cyberabad Traffic Wing.

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