Cuttack: Odisha police has arrested as many as 8583 persons for driving under the influence of alcohol in 3 months between September and November under the amended MV Act.
As per official statistics, 2394 persons were arrested for drunken driving in the month of September while 3462 persons were arrested in October. Similarly police have also arrested 2727 drivers for driving under the influence of alcohol in the month of November.
Police said that if alcohol content exceeds 30 mg. per 100 ml. of blood or the drug consumed makes the driver incapable of exercising proper control over the vehicle, the concerned driver will be arrested.
“If the arrested person does not furnish required surety/security for bail, he will be forwarded to the jurisdictional court along with the “Prosecution Report” with the signature of 2 witnesses,” said a police official.