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860 booked for drunken driving on New Year eve

mumbai Updated: Jan 01, 2011 17:20 IST

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A total of 860 persons were arrested for drunken driving on New Year's eve by traffic police, officials said on Saturday.

Maximum arrests were made in the eastern suburbs (313), followed by central Mumbai (162), western Mumbai (146), northern suburbs (136) and south Mumbai (over 100), they said.

"Despite repeated warnings and campaigns highlighting consequences of drunken driving, a large number of persons were arrested for driving under heavy influence of alcohol," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) S Solunkhe told PTI.

However, several persons were released after they paid bail amount of Rs 2,000, he said.