A 25-year old man was arrested when he was caught driving drunk on an ambulance in Bengaluru while driving on Nrupatunga road on Saturday night.
While initially, Poojappa N, driver of the ambulance claimed that he was rushing to take a patient to the hospital in Electronics City, Halsuru gate police did not believe him and called up the head office of Kumar Ambulance Services in Malleswaram.
When the firm responded that they had not received any such call, the police questioned Poojappa again and their suspicions were proven right as the man confessed that he was not rushing to a hospital but was visiting a friend, reported the Deccan Herald.
Police were initially alerted by the ambulance when they found the vehicle being driven in a rash manner while the siren was being played without a pause near Hudson Circle. Police asked the driver to take the alcometer test which found that he was driving under the influence of alcohol, reported TOI.
The ambulance driver was among 892 persons booked in the city on Saturday for drunk driving, according to the report by the Deccan Herald. Poojappa N, a resident of Peenya, has now been taken into custody.
Halasuru police had earlier caught an ambulance driver drunk-driving in June this year.