Hyderabad: 4,900 people convicted in drunken driving cases

HYDERABAD: A senior traffic police official said that in cases of drunken driving as many as 4900 people were convicted this year and 1,323 driving licenses were cancelled.

Additional Commissioner of Police, Traffic, Hyderabad Anil Kumar stated that “This year we have given special attention to curb the incidents of drink and drive, for that we have deputed more teams to conduct drink and drive checks. Our main motive is to reduce the number of accidents.”

He claimed that last year around 18,000 cases were registered, while this year, the number went up to 26,300. He asserted this while talking about the incidents of drunken driving.

He further added that “4900 people were convicted in the concerned courts for driving their vehicle under the influence of alcohol.”

While praising the traffic police personnel for their efforts he said: “Traffic police personnel have been working during weekends and at late nights in order to make roads safer for the people.”