Car driver injures three in Pune

Pune: Bringing back memories of the recent murderous ride of a state transport bus driver on city streets, a car driver drove his vehicle into a 'no entry' zone in the Cantonment area, collided with four cars and some two wheelers, injuring three persons here last night.

The driver, who belonged to a car renting agency, was apparently under the influence of alcohol, police said.

The driver created panic when he drove his car into the busy M G Road, coming from wrong direction, hitting the vehicles that he encountered on the way.

Police arrested the 33-year-old driver Rishabh Talekar late last night, who had come to Pune on a trip. Talekar was overpowered by policemen and some youths when his car slowed down after dashing against the vehicles that came his way.

The accused was being subjected to tests to confirm whether he was in an inebriated state while at the wheel and lost control of the car, police added.

On January 25, state transport bus driver Santosh Mane had gone on a rampage on the city streets, killing 8 persons and injuring 27 others. Mane had begun his carnage after hijacking a bus during the morning rush hour.