The driver tried to flee but was stopped

 Drunk driver in BMW runs over two bikers in Chennai both injured
news Crime Monday, October 17, 2016 - 08:53

A speeding BMW rammed a bike injuring two riders on it early Sunday morning in Chennai. The driver of the car was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to Deccan Chronicle, the police said the driver was identified as Venkatesh, who was returning home from a party drunk. 

Venkatesh was reportedly heading to CP Ramaswamy road when his car hit Shankar Narayanan and Sudarshan. Both of them were flung on to the roof of a parked car on impact.

The BMW tried to flee the scene but was stopped by the passersby. He was pulled out of the car when the crowd was rallying to thrash him. 

The bikers were rushed to a nearby private hospital, where Shankar Narayanan is being treated for a fracture.

Adyar traffic investigation team booked Venkatesh under section 308 IPC (attempt to commit culpable homicide) and section 185 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (driving by a drunken person or by a person under the influence of drugs).

This follows another incident in September, in which car racer Vikash Anand ran over 11 autos and killed a man while speeding at 110 km/hr . He was granted interim bail on October 6th to write his exams.

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