Chandigarh Traffic police have challaned around 6000 people for drunken driving this year till December 16. Last year, the UT police had challaned 4677 offenders in cases of drunken driving but this year the number of people challaned in drunken driving cases are found to be 5986. The Chandigarh traffic police are conducting a special inspection drive against the people who are driving vehicles after drinking alcohol. Police are holding nakas on locations like pubs, bars, clubs, restaurants and hotels where the probability of finding such people is high.
According to the UT police, as the New year is around the corner, the cases of drunken driving tend to increase. So, the traffic police would further intensify the special drive against drunken driving. The City beautiful has witnessed a lot of drunken driving cases in the past few months with a number of people caught for the offense.
Highest number of Drunken Driving cases in September
Chandigarh police recorded the highest number of challans in drunken driving cases in the September 2017. A total of 1158 offenders were caught for drunken driven in the month of September only. In addition to drunken driving 142 cases of wrong parking were recorded and 118 cases of overspeeding were recorded in September.
The traffic police have also suspended the driving licenses of 900 people for three months for violating the traffic rules. Due to the new year parties, the UT traffic police has increased the nakas in the city. Usually, the traffic police lay special nakas for drunken driving near the places like bars, restaurants, hotels and discotheques as the probability of finding such offenders is high near these places.
Imprisonment and Fine in Drunken Driving Cases
The Chandigarh police officials told that violators in cases of drunken driving will face up to six months of imprisonment or fined for Rs.2000 or both under Section 185 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. If any person is convicted again of an offence that is punishable under the Section 185 of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988, his driving license will be cancelled by the court under Section 22 (2) of the Motor Vehicles Act.