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Drunken driver arrested near South City, traffic cops injured

The man has been charged with dangerous driving and drink driving

Our Special Correspondent | Published 04.02.22, 12:04 PM
The speed at which the vehicle was moving could have caused a more serious accident had the cops not moved out of the car’s path.

The speed at which the vehicle was moving could have caused a more serious accident had the cops not moved out of the car’s path.

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A car being driven recklessly on Prince Anwar Shah Road in south Kolkata was asked to stop by police in front of Jadavpur police station on Wednesday night but the driver dodged the cops there and again in front of South City mall. It was then forced to stop at the next signal at the Lords bakery crossing.

The driver, found in an inebriated state, was taken to Lake police station and arrested.

He has been charged with dangerous driving and drink driving. The minimum combined fine amount is Rs 7,000.

Officers of Jadavpur traffic guard who were posted on that stretch said more than one cop was injured and one of them had a serious injury.

The speed at which the vehicle was moving could have caused a more serious accident had the cops not moved out of the car’s path.

The vehicle, police sources said, is registered in the name of a realty firm with its office on Elgin Road in south-central Kolkata. 

A few days ago, a Honda City plying along Raja SC Mullick Road had crashed into a roadside tea stall and eatery in Jadavpur killing one person on the spot and injuring several others. The person at the wheel was found to be in a state of intoxication.

According to the rule, a person prosecuted for drink driving has to pay a penalty of Rs 2,000 while a person charged with dangerous driving is penalised with a fine of Rs 5,000.

Last updated on 04.02.22, 12:04 PM
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