Hyderabad: A drunk driver lost control of the car that he was driving and hit two pedestrians after ramming into an electric pole, which fell on another car. Passersby caught the driver M. Surender Reddy and handed him over to the police, who arrested him and his brother Tirupathi. They are the residents of Ampro Colony in Karmanghat.
According to police, Tirupati had come to meet Surender Reddy and had brought the cab (TS 08UD 0740) along. Both the brothers consumed liquor at home and went out for a drive towards Karmanghat.
“While returning home, Surender, who was on the wheel lost control of the vehicle and rammed the footpath and hit two street light poles near Janaki Enclave on Road no 1 in Ampro Colony. The car later crashed into a parked car and also injured two passersby who were out for a walk.” Saroornagar SI H. Prabhakar said.
The incident happened around 8.30 pm on Wednesday. Other passersby who saw this caught Surender after his vehicle came to a halt and handed him over to police. When Surender was tested on the breath analyser, it showed up 125 mg dl of Blood Alcohol Content.
Police registered a case under Section 336 (for causing injuries), 427 (damaging property) of IPC and section 184-A (drunk driving) of the Motor Vehicle Act against Surender and also case under Section 109 of IPC (abetment to offence) against Tirupathi for allowing his drunk brother to drive the vehicle. The persons who were injured in the incident were rushed to hospital and were discharged after treatment....