BENGALURU: A TV serial actor who drove the car in an inebriated state and later abused the police for stopping his car was detained by Kalasipalya police late on Monday.
The serial actor is Rakshith, who acts in Puttagowri Maduve, a Kannada serial. He was driving a Maruti Swift on JC Road. The City Market traffic police station sub-inspector Nataraj and other police officials stopped his car.
Rakshith allegedly abused the police when they were testing him using the alcometer. “Rakshith claimed to be highly influential and said that we would face serious consequences if we booked him. After several attempts made by the police, Rakshith refused to undergo an alcometer test.
“The duty police informed the Kalasipalya police inspector who then came to the spot and seized the car. The actor was then taken to Kalasipalya police station where he tested positive for driving,” a policeman said.
Police have registered a case against Rakshith. They have also seized his car and driving licence.
The police official said, “In such cases, the driver will have to pay a fine in the court. His vehicle and driving licence will be given back to him after that. If he is caught for the second time then his DL will be sent to Regional Transport Office for suspension.”