An inebriated car driver heading home after a late night party with his friends mowed down three persons sleeping on the pavement on Velachery-Taramani road early Monday, killing them on the spot and was arrested along with his co-passenger, police said.
In the second incident of drunk driving in the national capital this week, a driver who was allegedly in an inebriated state ran over his SUV over three people standing near a footpath in Central Delhi, killing one of them.
The IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta, who was arrested by the Scotland Police in an alleged drunk driving, during the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games, avoided coming on the dais despite being present at the Asiad Torch Lighting ceremony at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, here Saturday.
The Bombay High Court on Friday asked the Union Government to consider amending section 279 of the Indian Penal Code (rash and negligent driving) and enhance the existing punishment (two years` jail term) for drunk driving.
Two men sentenced to five and ten days imprisonment for drunken driving have been given a chance by a Delhi court to reform themselves by doing community service at government hospitals including doing "menial" jobs there.
A man held guilty for drunk driving has been sentenced to 20 days imprisonment by a Delhi court, which said that he did not deserve any leniency as he was endangering not only his life but also that of others.