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High drama on Gurugram’s MG Road as drunk driver tries to evade cops

Police said the incident took place around Saturday midnight, when the car was asked to stop by traffic policemen stationed at a barricade near Gurgaon Central Mall.

gurgaon Updated: Aug 13, 2018 04:02 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Gurugram,MG Road,Drunk driving
Police said the motorist was drunk, and wanted to avoid being fined.(HT)

Gurugram High drama prevailed on Mehrauli-Gurugram Road on Saturday night, after a motorist, allegedly in an inebriated condition, tried to evade inspection by the traffic police. While the motorist alleged that the policemen broke his windows, traffic police personnel refuted the allegation.

According to the police, the incident took place around midnight when the car coming from Iffco Chowk side towards MG Road was asked to stop by traffic policemen stationed at a barricade near Gurgaon Central Mall.

Inspector Krishan Kumar, from the traffic unit Gurugram, said the man, driving at a high speed, did not slow down at the barricade and attempted to rush past the police.

“One of our men tried to stop his vehicle by banging on the car’s windowpane, but he sped past the barricade. He was apprehended at the next barricade, over a kilometre away, near Sahara Mall,” said Kumar, adding that the car driver was in an inebriated condition.

In a video, which was shared on social networking sites, the accused driver, a Sector 10 resident, alleged that the policemen broke the front windowpanes of his car, resulting in him sustaining an injury.

Police, however, maintained the driver was involved in a scuffle earlier in the evening and his car was damaged in that incident.

“The driver was drunk and wanted to avoid being fined. Hence, he resorted to making a baseless allegation. He had been in a scuffle earlier in the evening and the broken windowpanes of his car was the result of that incident. In fact, one of the traffic policemen sustained a minor injury to his arm when he tried to stop the car,” Kumar said.

Police said the man’s car was impounded and his driving licence was confiscated as per the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act.

Gurugram police maintained that they were cracking down on instances of drink driving.

Subhash Boken, spokesperson Gurugram police, said on Saturday that 207 people were booked across the city for drink driving under the Motor Vehicles Act. While fines were issued to 165 violators, the remaining 42 vehicles were impounded on Saturday, police said.

First Published: Aug 13, 2018 04:02 IST