Mumbai-based lawyer Janhavi Gadkar crashed her Audi Q3 into a taxi early on Tuesday morning, killing two people and injuring four others. According to the police, the 35-year old high court advocate was drunk at the time of the accident and driving on the wrong side of the Eastern Freeway.
In fact her blood alcohol level was
six times the legal limit
But police did not arrest her on the spot. Instead, they detained her and arrested her after producing her in a court the next day.
This was one of a growing number of instances involving drunk women, who may pose a danger to themselves and others, wherein policemen were confused about the law governing the arrest of women.