Sushil Kothari was returning home from Trident Hotel after celebrating his son’s birthday with family and friends on Tuesday night, police said.
Son of Rajendra Kothari, promoters of one of Mumbai’s oldest and reputed group of builders, 30-year-old Sushil is a graduate. He assists his father in the family’s construction business. Police said Sushil had allegedly consumed a couple of drinks at the hotel, hours before he hit a scooter at Marine Drive killing one person.
The police have taken Sushil’s fingerprints to ascertain whether he was involved in any drink driving incidents or any other crimes in the past.
Sources at the Marine Drive police station told HT that Sushil lives with his family at Kalpavriksh building at Walkeshwar, near the chief minister’s official residence, Varsha. The breath analyser showed the initial alcohol level in Kothari’s blood stream as 499mg/100ml of blood. This is more than what showed in Nooriya Haveliwala’s blood after she knocked down three policemen and a motorcyclist at Marine Lines on January 30.
Haveliwala’s blood reports, however, showed 169mg/100ml in her blood. Kothari’s medical reports are awaited.