Odisha Police To Intensify Drive Against Drunken Driving

Cuttack: Odisha police has decided to enforce checking of drunken driving at 14 toll gates in the state from Friday evening under the amended Motor Vehicles act that came to effect on September 1.

The toll gates where the drive will be intensified are Sheragarh, Panikoili, Dhenkikote, Palaspanga, Ramachandrapur, Pipili, Masunikani, Rajgangpur, Tapanga, Langaleswar, Sasan, Attabira, Balichandrapur and Manguli.

Police said that the violators will be arrested and prosecuted. Police DG B.K Sharma has issued elaborate circular defining modalities of enforcement against drunken driving through a circular.

Sharma has directed the concerned police officials to facilitate shifting of stranded passengers of detained vehicles by alternative modes of conveyance. Sharma has also advised showing due courtesy to elderly persons, women, children of such detained vehicles.

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.

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