Cuttack: Odisha police have decided to intensify its drive against drunken driving near toll gates across the state under the amended MV Act. Police so far have arrested as many as 426 drunken drivers.
Police on September 6 had launched a special drive near 14 toll gates across the state. The toll gates are Sheragarh, Panikoili, Dhenkikote, Palaspanga, Ramachandrapur, Pipili, Masunikani, Rajgangpur, Tapanga, Langaleswar, Sasan, Attabira, Balichandrapur and Manguli.
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.
Police DG, B.K Sharma had earlier directed the concerned police officials to facilitate shifting of stranded passengers of detained vehicles by alternative modes of conveyance. Sharma had also advised showing due courtesy to elderly persons, women, children of such detained vehicles.