MLA’s brother caught driving drunk

Published: 14th October 2012 09:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th October 2012 09:58 AM   |  A+A-

The brother of Yalamanchili Congress MLA Uppalapati Venkata Ramanamurthy Raju was caught driving a vehicle in a drunken state at  Banjara Hills here on Saturday.

As part of the weekend special drive against drunken driving, the Banjara Hills traffic police set up a check-post at the Jagannath temple junction on Road No 12. Around 11.45 pm, while the checking was going on, Vasu Raja, brother of the MLA, reached the place and the policemen routinely stopped the car for checking. But they found the MLA’s brother in a drunken state while driving the vehicle which bore ‘MLA’ sticker. And, he was promptly detained.

“We detained Vasu Raju as part of our check on drunken driving at  Banjara Hills. Vasu Raju was driving a four-wheeler in drunken condition. We tested him with a hand-held breath analyzer which showed an alcohol content of 40 mg per 100 ml of blood,’’ K Balakrishna Reddy, traffic inspector, told Express.

Police seized the vehicle and registered a drunken drive case against him under Section 184 (A). He was given a notice asking him to appear for a counselling session at the Goshamahal Traffic Training Centre near Nampally. Identifying himself, Raju requested the police to be lenient and let him go. With the police refusing to concede his request, Raju hired an autorickshaw to reach home.


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