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189 booked for drunken driving in Delhi

delhi Updated: Jan 01, 2010 15:55 IST
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As many as 189 people were booked for driving under the influence of alcohol in the national capital on New Year's Eve, police said on Friday.

The Delhi Police prosecuted 189 people for drunken driving on Thursday night as a part of their drive to check violation of traffic rules.

"Several police teams - static and mobile - kept a tight vigil in the capital to check people driving under the influence of alcohol," Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said.

Two magistrates were stationed at Parliament Street police station to fine the offenders.

Staff equipped with breath analysers and alcometres were deployed near pubs, malls and hotels as part of a drive to check dangerous and drunken driving during the festive season.

Police Control Room (PCR) vans were also pressed into service to ensure hassle-free flow of traffic.

The number of offenders has come down rapidly this year as 384 people were booked for drunken driving on the New Year's Eve of 2008.