Hyderabad: A total of 2,282 revellers were caught by the Hyderabad traffic police during their special drive against drunken driving through the month of April.
Of the 2,282 offenders, 498 were imprisoned while the driving licences of 167 violators, who were caught driving in an inebriated condition, have been revoked by the court of law. In addition to chargesheets which were filed against them all, a total fine of Rs 49.64 lakh was imposed on the violators by local courts.
However, the hefty penalties and counselling sessions seem to have had little to no effect on motorists as drunken driving cases are still being recorded in the city on a rather regular basis. A total of 116 offenders have been imprisoned till rising of the court.
While one person was sentenced to one month in prison, 125 other violators were sentenced to two days of imprisonment each. The 3rd and 4th Metropolitan Magistrate Courts, Nampally, Hyderabad, sentenced the 498 felons to imprisonment ranging from two days to one month. In addition to the drunken driving cases, four delinquents were jailed for four days for driving without their licences....