22 persons land in jail for drunk driving

Hyderabad: The III & IV Metropolitan Magistrate, Erramanzil on Saturday sentenced 22 drunk drivers to undergo imprisonment and suspended driving licenses of four accused. Besides, the Magistrate also imposed fine of Rs 2,89,700. All the accused were sent to the Chanchalguda Jail.

Earlier, the city traffic police filed charge-sheets against 138 drunken drivers caught from October 16 to 20. Two offenders were awarded imprisonment for six days, two for five days, five for four days, five for three days and two for two days.

The Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) said the convicts may face difficulties in getting government jobs, passport and visa clearance. He also said the offenders will also be sent for counseling at TTI. Goshamahal and Begumpet. (NSS)