news Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:21

Four people were injured after a senior executive of a Bengaluru-based liquor company allegedly rammed his BMW car into an auto rickshaw near CV Ramanagar in Bengaluru on Saturday night.

According to The Times of India report, the accident took place when Samrat Chadha, the accused, who was reportedly under the influence of alcohol was trying to overtake the autorickshaw.

“He was clearly under the influence of alcohol when the accident took place,” said CK Baba, deputy commissioner of police, traffic (east).

Three men were going from Jeevan Bima Nagar to GM Palya in an auto rickshaw to attend a temple festival when the BMW 320D hit their vehicle.

Auto rickshaw driver Sudhakar said, “The car hit us from the side and the auto rickshaw tilted. Even though we were injured, the car driver didn't come to our help. Some passersby took us to hospital.”

According to The Hindu report, the accused did not cooperate with the police and refused to blow into the alcometer to record the alcohol content. It took the police over 4 hours to get Chadha’s tests done.

"We subjected him to a medical examination and he was found to be drunk. Alcometer tests indicated alcohol levels above permissible limits. The police let him free as he had also suffered injuries. The local police have been directed to arrest him at the earliest," said ACP (traffic) R Hithendra, adding that Chadha has been booked for causing hurt by act endangering life and for drunk driving.

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