After taking over the reins of Ludhiana police, commissioner of police RK Jaiswal had promised to deter drunken driving. Doing just that, the traffic wing of Ludhiana police has slammed challans to 220 people for drunken driving in the first two weeks of June.
Before this, the traffic wing had issued 149 challans for drunken driving up till June.
A minimum of Rs 1,000-fine is imposed on each violator.
To deter drunken driving, the traffic wing, equipped with 11 breath analysers, has for med 11 teams to conduct drives at all major city roads, including Ferozepur Road, Jagraon Bridge, Jalandhar Bypass, Chandigarh Road, Pakhowal Road and Samrala Chowk.
Inspector Vinod Kumar, traffic wing incharge, said drunken driving was one of the major causes behind road mishaps. Such people not only put themselves in danger by driving, but also put the lives of others in jeopardy.
“During checking, the teams found glasses, bottles and eatables in cars. Some people enjoy drinks even while driving, which is a very shocking trend,” inspector Kumar said. “In the second phase of the drive, the police will start booking drunkards found driving. Action against use of mobile phone is also in the pipeline,” he added.