Hyderabad was witness to another alleged drunk driving case yet again at Banjara Hills after an intoxicated business student rammed her car into two vehicles on Monday night.
One person suffered minor injuries in the incident.
The 21-year-old was reported to be a second year BBA student of Amity Global Business School. She was said to be driving from Jubilee Check Post towards Nagarjuna Circle, when the accident occurred.
"She rammed her car into a cab, which had been hired by a software firm. The culprit tried to get away, but other motorists intercepted the vehicle at Sagar Society and informed cops," Banjara Hills inspector K Srinivas told TOI.
She was said to be a resident of Somajiguda, and was accompanied with another friend.
Multiple reports state that the accused's blood alcohol content (BAC) was 160 mg.
The permissible level according to the Hyderabad Traffic Police is below 30 mg. The rules also state that anything above 40 mg is dangerous.
The Deccan Chronicle reported that both the girls were returning after attending a party at their friend's place in Somajiguda.
A case was booked against the driver, and the car was seized by the police. The driver was later released on bail.
Despite several measures by the Hyderabad police, drunk driving continues to leave many injured in road accidents in the city.
In July last year, nine-year-old Ramya died after being hit while returning home from her first day at school. An allegedly drunk engineering student Shravil was to blame.
Rajesh, Ramya’s paternal uncle died on the spot while her mother Radhika and another uncle were admitted to the hospital. Her grandfather Madhusudhana Chary also died later.
In October 2016, an allegedly intoxicated software professional, hit a mother and her daughter while speeding on the highway at Hayathnagar and left the five-year-old girl in a coma with severe head injuries.
Most of the cases registered, were against adults in the age group of 20 to 25.
To control drunk driving, the traffic police have held several awareness programs and meetings with bar and pub owners asking them not to serve liquor to people under 21 and to ensure that the person who will drive the car or bike remains sober.