Drunken driving: Accused`s med report to be ready in a week
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Last Updated: Sunday, January 31, 2010, 20:18
Mumbai: Blood samples of Nooriya Haveliwala (27), currently in police custody for alleged drunken driving and killing two persons including a cop, taken to ascertain if she had also consumed drugs, were sent to Forensic Laboratory, which would submit its report in a week, a doctor said.

Haveliwala, a beautician by profession, allegedly under the influence of alcohol had rammed her car into a police jeep and a bike early morning yesterday, killing biker Afzal Maknejia (35) and Dina Nath Shinde (40), an Assistant Sub-Inspector of the traffic police.

"Her (Haveliwala) blood samples were sent to Forensic Laboratory to establish if she had also consumed drugs, besides alcohol. The samples will be examined at the lab to trace drug contents," A Choudhary, superintendent of G T hospital where blood samples of the accused were taken, said.

"It would take a week time to get the medical report," he added.

Meanwhile, traffic police has prosecuted 151 drunken drivers on the fateful night when the fatal accident occurred.

67 motorists were convicted ranging from one day to five day simple imprisonment while 76 were given next date of hearing. Eight motorists did not appear before the court and licenses of 58 motorists have been suspended.

Since June 2007, when the police began its anti-drunken driving drive, a total of 21942 were sent to simple imprisonment while licenses of 21205 motorists were suspended.


First Published: Sunday, January 31, 2010, 20:18

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