Mumbai: 21-year-old drunk woman rams car into divider, assaults six cops

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jun 17, 2016 12:02 IST
Police check drink and drive in Mumbai. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)

A 21-year-old Mumbai woman was arrested for allegedly drunk driving and ramming her car into a divider near Podar Hospital early on Thursday morning, police said on Friday.

The accused identified as Gauri Bhide also allegedly assaulted at least six policemen posted with Worli police station when she was being interrogated.

Police said the incident took place at around 1.15am when Bhide, who was accompanied by three friends - Chirag Bhothra (21), Kapil Rathod (21) - and a 17-year-old minor, rammed her Verna into a divider near Podar Hospital.

“The girl appeared drunk and was accompanied by three male friends who were seated in her car,” an officer from the Worli police station, who was at the scene, said.

After the incident the accused got down of the car and started abusing the locals who gathered to see whether the four were fine, the official said.

“Bhide even bit some of the policemen who tried to stop her as she randomly started abusing everyone and as we tried getting hold of the accused, she started spitting, kicking and throwing punches on the policemen,” he added.

Officials said that the four even ransacked the police station when they were finally taken there by the policemen. Their medical check-up confirmed that they were under the influence of alcohol.

Police are yet to ascertain the place where the four got drunk.

“The girl has been changing her statement constantly as initially she claimed that she consumed alcohol in Chembur, the second time she said that they drank at Ghatkopar while in the third version she said it was at Pali Hill. However, we are trying to find out further,” an officer said.

Bhide, whose father works with a private company, was about to leave for Bengaluru where she has got admission into an architecture college.

The accused have been booked under relevant sections of drunk driving, rash driving under the motor vehicle act and also for obstructing an officer from performing their duties under the Indian Penal Code.

Bhide was produced in court on Thursday and was remanded to police custody.


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