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161 drivers in the city caught drunk on Christmas day

mumbai Updated: Dec 27, 2011 01:20 IST
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The Mumbai traffic police registered 161 cases of drink driving across the city on Christmas day.

As part of the ongoing drive, on Saturday, the police had registered 109 cases of drink driving.

Those found driving under the influence of alcohol were produced before the special metropolitan magistrates and were sent to simple imprisonment, police said.

The Mumbai traffic police armed with breath analysers can be spotted on city streets in large numbers especially during festivals and occasions like the New Year’s Eve that witnesses a rise in the number of drink driving cases.

Till December 22 this year, the traffic police have made out 14,510 cases against drink drivers with the driving licence of 5,705 being suspended.

The traffic police have marked specific spots in the city that normally see more instances of drink driving and had assigned additional manpower at those spots.

This exercise will be in place during New Yar’s Eve as well said an officer from traffic police. Assistant commissioner of police (traffic), Pandit Kale said motorists should not drive under the influence of alcohol.