While following Covid-19 safety precautions, DD checks were conducted. “It has been noticed that many people are resorting to driving under the influence of alcohol without caring for the safety of themselves as well as other innocent road-users,” Cyberabad deputy comissioner of police (DCP), traffic, Vijay Kumar said.
Traffic police cited a few examples where well educated people were involved in drunk driving offences. On June 27, an Audi car, driven by a student under the influence of alcohol, hit an auto rickshaw near Inorbit mall causing death of a passenger.
In a similar incident at Premavathipet in Rajendranagar police stattion limits on the same day, a drunk youth drove an Innova at high speed and the vehicle crashed into the platform infront of a house. A woman sitting on the platform suffered a severe leg injury.
In another incident, a drunk biker died and a pillion rider suffered injuries when their bike hit a milk van at Botanical Garden in Kothaguda on Friday. The victims did not wear helmets. A drunk auto driver died in an accident at Dundigal on Friday.
In 2021, Cyberabad police have so far booked 20,326 DD cases and driving licence of the offenders have been sent to RTA for disqualification as per Section 206 r/w 19 of the MV Act. Majority of the cases were booked in Gachibowli, Madhapur, Alwal, Kukatpally and Rajendranagar areas.
The persons who cause fatal accidents under the influence of alcohol were being booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder under Section 304 (II) of the IPC and the persons who knowingly allow or accompany the drunk drivers were also being prosecuted for abetting the crime. The institutions and organisations they work for were also being intimated about the incident and urged to conduct road safety education to their employees, Cyberabad police said.