Mallikarjun was taken to the police station and tested with the breathe analyser where the blood alcohol content was recorded as 170 mg/100ml. (Representional Image)
Hyderabad: In a case of drunk driving on the PVNR Expressway, a man was killed and three others injured when a speeding car rammed into a pole at pillar no 179 late on Thursday night. The drunk driver was caught by Rajendranagar police at Aramghar cross roads when he was attempting to flee the place.
The incident happened at around 1 am when six persons working for ACT Fibernet were working on the expressway, installing cables for CCTV cameras being installed from Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital to Aramghar. T. Naveen Goud, project engineer along with five others J. Venkat Reddy, R. Kataiah, 40, Sudhakar, Suresh, and A Muttaiah are working from 11 pm to 5 am every day from October 1. They wore reflective jackets and used cones on the expressway as indicators. A speeding car (TS 15 UC 1529) heading towards Shamshabad from Mehdipatnam rammed into a pole, injuring the workers. Kataiah flew into the air and fell on the car. The driver moved ahead and hit the railing, causing Kataiah’s immediate death.
Rajendranagar inspector G. Suresh said, "The driver of the car Mallikarjun Goud, 30, fled from the spot with the damaged car. As soon as information was received, a police team rushed to the spot and shifted the injured persons to Osmania General Hospital for treatment. The car broke down finally at Aramghar. Mallikarjun was nabbed when he was attempting to flee from the spot."
Mallikarjun was taken to the police station and tested with the breathe analyser where the blood alcohol content was recorded as 170 mg/100ml.
"Mallikarjun is arrested and remanded to judicial custody. The other victims are stated to be out of danger. The body of Kataiah was handed over to his family after autopsy at the OGH mortuary," said the inspector.