Telangana Police register over 3,000 drunken-driving cases on New Year’s Eve

Of these, Hyderabad recorded 1,243 cases, Cyberabad saw 1,241 such cases, and Rachakonda registered 517 cases.

ByDeepika Pasham

Published Jan 01, 2024 | 9:28 PMUpdatedJan 01, 2024 | 9:29 PM

Telangana Police on duty checking the BAC levels of people (Supplied)

The Telangana Police registered over 3,000 cases of driving under the influence of alcohol in the three commissionerates — Hyderabad, Cyberabad, and Rachakonda — from late night on Sunday, 31 December, to early Monday morning.

Of them, the Hyderabad Commissionerate recorded 1,243 cases, based on the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) levels, said the cops.

The Cyberabad Commissionerate saw 1,241 such cases, and the Rachakonda commissionerate registered 517 cases.

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In Hyderabad

In the Hyderabad Commissionerate, the data was shared on an hourly basis and people were booked from 8 pm on Sunday to 4 am on Monday.

The highest number of cases were under the Chandrayungutta Traffic Police Station limits (66), followed by Amberpet (63), Nallakunta (61), Sultan Bazar (57), and Narayanaguda (57).

The lowest were Mirchowk (12) and Charminar (16), while those under Abids and Goshamahal were 26. The rest had case numbers ranging between 30 and 50.

In Hyderabad, many two-wheelers broke traffic rules and their riders were found to be indulging in driving under the influence of alcohol.

Most drunk-driving cases were registered against occupants of two-wheelers, with the total being 1,066. Cases involving three-wheelers were 42, and those involving four-wheelers were 135.

Area-wise, the highest number of cases involving two-wheelers were in Amberpet (60), Nallukunta (53), Sultan Bazar (49), Narayanaguda (48), and Malakpet (48).

Of all the individuals booked for driving under the influence of alcohol under the Hyderabad Commissionerate limits, 13 were minors.

Most others were between 19 and 30 years of age (688), followed by those in the 31-40 age group (324), and then those aged 61 to 70.

Gender-wise, only two women and two from other genders were booked. The men top with 1,239 cases.

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In Cyberabad

In Cyberabad, Commissioner of Police (CP) Avinash Mohanty released the data of culprits in drinking and driving and said 74 teams of the Cyberabad Police conducted drunk driving tests across its limits.

He said 1,241 persons were caught while driving under the influence of alcohol, and cases were registered against them.

All of them would be produced in court in due course of time after the filing of charge sheets, he added.

He also said that their driving licences would be seized and sent to the concerned Regional Transport Authority for suspension as per Section 19 of the Motor Vehicles (MV) Act of 1988.

In all, 509 persons had alcohol readings of more than 100 mg or 100 ml of blood 33 had more than 300 mg and 18 persons had more than 500 mg readings.

In Cyberabad most of the cases were reported in Miyapur (253), Kukatpally (123), Madhapur (98), Gachibowli (86), Narsingi (81), Jeedimetla (80), KPHB (75), Alwal (73), Balnagar (70), Shamshabad (67), Medchal (63), Rajendra Nagar (57), Raidurgam (45), Chevella (37), and Shad Nagar (33).

There were no major roach accidents reported under the Cyberabad Commissionerate.

It, too, saw two-wheelers being involved in the most number of cases of driving under the influence of alcohol (938), followed by four-wheelers (275), three-wheelers (21), three-wheelers (21), and heavy vehicles (seven).

Age-wise, most people booked for such cases under the Cyberabad Commissionerate were aged 26-35 years (536), followed by those aged 18-25 (382), the 36-45 age group (239), the 46-60 age group (78), and those above 61 (six).

In the genders category, only two women were booked in such cases, while the remaining 1,239 were men.

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In Rachakonda

The lowest number of cases of driving under the influence of alcohol booked under the Rachakonda Commissionerate limits in the aforementioned time frame was 517.

The most of such cases were recorded in Uppal (107), followed by Vanasthalipuram (105), Kushaiguda (89), LB Nagar (87), Malkajgiri (48), Bhongir (25), Chotu Uppal (25), Yadadari (20), and Ibrahimpatnam (12).

Around 254 had alcohol readings in the range of 51 mg per 100ml, over 99 had alcohol readings in the range of more than 101 mg per 100ml, over 88 had alcohol readings in the range of 36-50 mg, and 48 had alcohol readings in the range of 151-200 mg.

This commissionerate saw two-wheelers topping such cases (431), while three-wheelers were involved in 10 cases, and four-wheelers in 76. All 517 cases were registered against men.

In the age category, those booked included 223 aged 21-30, 168 aged 31-40, 84 aged 41-50, 31 aged 51-60, nine aged 18-20, and two aged 61-70.