Two more school van drivers caught drunk, sixth incident in a month in Bengaluru

Six students of different schools were on board when the cops caught one of the pvt vans ferrying them

Published: 31st August 2016 05:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st August 2016 06:24 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Two drivers of school vans were caught by the traffic police on Tuesday for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. This is the sixth such instance this month where school bus drivers were caught drunk behind the wheel.

Two.JPGA private school van was seized in Nagarbhavi by Byatarayanapura traffic police on Tuesday. Vettasamy (43) was ferrying students of various private schools in Nagarbhavi early on Tuesday. Traffic police stopped the vehicle and asked him for documents. Vettasamy got out of the vehicle and traffic police noticed that he smelled of alcohol.

“We subjected him to an alcometer test and found that he had consumed alcohol beyond permissible levels,” said a police officer. “There were six students on board when we caught the vehicle and he was on his way to pick up more children. We arranged another vehicle to take the students to their schools,” he added.

“More school bus drivers are being caught for drunk driving because of increased checks. Many of these drivers drink at night and head to work early in the morning. We have intensified checks to prevent any incidents,” said a police officer.

In a seperate checking drive the Old Airport traffic police caught Manjunath, the driver of school bus belonging to Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jivan Bima Nagar, for driving under the influence of alcohol on Tuesday evening.

“We have seized the bus and registered a case,” said an official. 

In another case, Chikpet traffic police booked 122 cases against autorickshaws for carrying excess schoolchildren on Tuesday.

Stay up to date on all the latest Bengaluru news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp