The city traffic police booked 954 people for drunken driving in just five hours on Saturday as part of a special drive across the city. They had booked 1,076 and 997 cases in the previous two weeks.
The special drive was conducted at 112 places between 9 pm and 2 am. A total of 14,604 vehicles were stopped and their drivers/riders were checked for drunken driving. As many 954 drivers were found under the influence of alcohol beyond permissible limits. They included two women.
“The highest number of cases (59) were booked in Kengeri traffic police station limits. (In all) four bus drivers, 22 lorry drivers, 39 auto drivers, 168 car drivers, 696 two-wheeler riders, three maxi-cab drivers and 22 van drivers were booked for the offence,” the police said.
The police have impounded the driving licences of those caught during the special drive and recommended the Transport Department for their suspension, the police added.