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Delhi: Over 1,800 jailed for drunken driving

Last Updated: Friday, April 6, 2012 - 21:44

New Delhi: Over 1,800 people were awarded
jail terms for drunken driving in the capital in the past
three months, police said on Friday.

"1,863 have been awarded jail terms in the past 91 days,
326 lost driving licences, 4,072 have been fined while 2,163
cases are under trial," Satyender Garg, Joint Commissioner of
Police (Traffic), said.

Despite exhortations to open up many fronts together, he
said, they have stuck for nearly two years in their sustained
action against drunken and it is having effect as well.

"There is better discipline on roads, accidents are
coming down consistently and people are realizing that they
cannot get away with this offence. We have upgraded checks and
though catches could be low for a day but overall there have
been 6,313 prosecutions against 5017 in 2011," He said.

"1,863 jail terms in 91 days makes it more than 20
persons being awarded jail term daily. Message is going down
well," he added.

Fatal accidents was down for third year in a row.

"As against 520 accidents in first three months of 2011
this year there have been 409. Deaths are also down from 535
to 421. We have to sustain this drive to make city sober and
disciplined," Garg said.


First Published: Friday, April 6, 2012 - 21:44

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