Court orders early release of licence in drunken driving case
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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 21:10
New Delhi: Sympathising with a man who worked as a driver to sustain his family but was deprived of his livelihood after his licence was suspended for six months for drunken driving, a city court on Wednesday ordered early release of his permit.

Additional Sessions Judge N K Kaushik reduced Rakesh Tiwari's period of driving disqualification from six months to the period already elapsed since March 21, when the trial court had barred him from using his licence and had also imposed a fine of Rs 2000 on him.

"In the interest of justice, the period of disqualification is reduced to the period already elapsed since the date of pronouncement of the impugned order.

"The applicant, however, is directed to be careful in future and not to repeat such type of offences in future," the ASJ said.

Rakesh Tiwari, a resident of Palam colony, was convicted for drunken driving under section 185 of the Motor Vehicles Act.

The trial court had barred him from driving for a period of six months and his license was confiscated by the RTO.

He had moved the Sessions Court, pleading that driving was his profession through which he sustained his family and it was his sole means of livelihood.

He prayed that the period from March 21 should be taken as the period of disqualification as he has already learnt a lesson.


First Published: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 21:10

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