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Roy wasn’t drunk at wheel: Report

Actor Ronit Roy can breathe a little easy. Reports of the medical test conducted on him suggest that he was not driving drunk when he crashed his Mercedes Benz into a Wagon R at Andheri on October 27.

mumbai Updated: Dec 17, 2011 02:10 IST
Mohamed Thaver

Actor Ronit Roy can breathe a little easy. Reports of the medical test conducted on him suggest that he was not driving drunk when he crashed his Mercedes Benz into a Wagon R at Andheri on October 27.

The initial medical report, conducted a few hours after the accident, did not find any trace of alcohol in Roy's bloodstream. Since family members of the

victim — 56-year-old Kanta Darira — alleged that Roy was drunk, police sent his blood samples to the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) for confirmation. "We have sent the blood alcohol report to the Amboli police that shows no alcohol content was detected in Roy's blood sample," said an official from the FSL requesting anonymity.

The FSL official explained that with every passing hour after alcohol consumption, the probability of detecting it in the blood stream reduces. Dr Sanjay Mohite, head of forensic medicine department, Nair hospital said, "The level of alcohol in the blood reduces by 10 mg% per hour. But there is no a specific time frame for conducting tests, as it depends upon various factors like the quantity of alcohol consumed."

Senior inspector of Amboli police station SH Vhatkar said that the police was yet to receive the FSL report.