699 drunk driving cases booked, 124 held in Andhra Pradesh

The police department’s special drive to check drunk driving for the safety of public is yielding good results in the district.

Published: 07th December 2017 02:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th December 2017 12:27 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

GUNTUR: The police department’s special drive to check drunk driving for the safety of public is yielding good results in the district.The Guntur Rural police have been conducting special drive for the last one month against drunk driving in rural district limits. The police registered 699 cases against drunk drivers during the drive and further produced them before the court, which sent 124 persons to remand for violation of traffic norms. The public are supporting the special drives conducted by the police and asking them to conduct frequent checks, especially on the national and state highways to rein in deaths caused by drunk driving in the district.

G Venkateswara Rao, a resident of Piduguralla and C Srinivasa Rao, a resident of Narasaraopet sought the government to strictly enforce ban on liquor shops on highways. The liquor shops are also located at main junctions and main roads of towns creating inconvenience to public.Guntur Rural SP Ch Venkata Appala Naidu said that penalty was imposed on 478 drunk drivers. He hoped that court punishments will bring a change in drunk drivers. He appealed to the public not to drive under the influence of alcohol for their own safety. 

Drive against drunk driving
Penalty was imposed on 478 drunk drivers
Guntur Rural SP Ch Venkata Appala Naidu appeals to the public not to drive under the influence of alcohol for their own safety
Residents urge the government to strictly enforce ban on liquor shops on highways

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