A local court in New Delhi has come down heavily on a man for a repeat offence of drink driving by imposing a fine of Rs 13,200 and sending him to prison for a month.
The fine for drink driving is Rs 2,000. Metropolitan magistrate Mahima Rai at the Tiz Hazari Courts took into consideration that despite being punished by the same court for the same offence i.e. drink driving, earlier in November 2013, the accused, Jai Kumar, was putting in danger the life of other road users and the general public.
Kumar, a driver for Leelawati School in Shakti Nagar, was arrested during a special drive against drink driving in Sadar Bazar area on January 22, according to aditional commissioner of police (traffic) Anil Shukla. The police found that Kumar’s alcohol content reading, at 440 mg/100ml, was significantly higher than the permissible 30mg/100ml. He was booked under various sections of the Motor Vehicles Act, inlcuding for drink driving and driving without relevant documents. The police also realised, using their e-challans, that Kumar had been booked earlier too for drink driving, and presented him in court on January 24.