Ashutosh Kaushik, winner of reality shows Bigg Boss 2 and MTV Roadies 5.0, was arrested by the traffic police for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.
Moreover, Kaushik was riding his Hero Honda Karizma motorbike without a helmet.
Traffic police officers accosted Kaushik near the airport because he was not wearing his helmet. They claimed said Kaushik started arguing with the officers when he was asked to produce his licence.
Suspecting that he was drunk, the traffic policemen asked him to take the breath analyser test.
“Initially, he refused to show his licence or take the test,” said a traffic official requesting anonymity, as he is not authorised to speak to the media. “However, when tested he was found under the influence of alcohol. He was not carrying his licence either.”
Kaushik was taken to Andheri police station where he was booked for drink driving and riding without a licence and helmet.
“He was released after being fined Rs 3,000,” said Senior Inspector S. Deshmukh.
Kaushik’s bike has been impounded and he will be produced in court on Monday.
Kaushik allegedly got into a minor scuffle with the constables when they tried to remove the handkerchief when he was trying to cover his face around reporters, a source said. The police denied any such incident.
Kaushik could not be contacted.