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Netizens divided over Bengaluru top cop’s tweet on drunk driving

The City Police Commissioner’s tweet on drunk driving on Monday night sparked a debate among netizens. 

Published: 07th March 2017 07:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th March 2017 07:02 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The City Police Commissioner’s tweet on drunk driving on Monday night sparked a debate among netizens. 

Praveen Sood tweeted on Monday: “Just bcoz u consumed alcohol b4 driving doesn’t make u guilty... You may still be within 40 and hence safe to drive legally. Don’t panic.” 

In response to Sood’s tweet, some netizens asked whether ‘40’ which is mentioned is mg or kmph (speed). Some netizens said Sood’s tweet may encourage drunk driving in the city. T L Sahu, a netizen, replied to Sood: “You are encouraging drunken driving in this way. ” Hari, another user tweeted: “Shouldn’t be coming from you sir!! No matter the quantity of alcohol shouldn’t drive.”

Another user said: “Thanks for creating awareness on the rules. Most of them panic sans knowing this.”
A motorist caught driving with alcohol content of 40 mg and above per 100 ml of blood is liable to be charged with drunk driving.

The number of people caught for drunken driving has reduced from 62,576 in 2015 to 59,028 in 2016. Police officials say licenses of these motorists were recommended for suspension.

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