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23 persons get three-day jail for drunken driving in Hyderabad

A local court has awarded three-day imprisonment to 23 persons for drunken driving.



Hyderabad: A local court has awarded three-day imprisonment to 23 persons for drunken driving.

The Third Metropolitan Magistrate, B C Rayudu, found them guilty of driving vehicles under the influence of liquor, and sent them to jail for three days.

A drive was carried out by Hyderabad Traffic Police (HTP) on March 15 and 16 and a total of 318 cases were filed against drunken drivers.

The vehicles of all the respondents (motorists/ drivers) were detained and all those caught attended counselling sessions yesterday.

The respondents were produced before the court, which imposed fines between Rs 2,000 and Rs 2,100 on them.

From January 1 to March 17, a total of 2,081 cases of drunken driving were registered in the state capital, an official release said today.

PTI

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