He confessed that he was drunk and was driving at a speed of 120 kmph.

Drunk taxi driver kills woman injures seven people in ChennaiImage: Puthiya Thalamurai
news Accident Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 09:53

In yet another case of alleged drunk driving, a taxi driver killed a woman and injured seven others of the same family on Monday at Injambakkam in Chennai.

Charles Anthony, a taxi driver, was driving on ECR when he hit a woman, Vasantha Devi, who was walking on the road. She died on the spot. The car also went out of control and hit a share auto in which seven people were traveling.

The injured have been admitted to a hospital. Police arrested Charles Anthony and during initial investigation, he confessed that he was drunk and was driving at a speed of 120 kmph.

A complaint has been registered at Shastri Nagar police station.

On September 19, 2016, 22-year-old Vikash Anand, a racer and a law student from Chennai, who was allegedly drunk, slammed into parked autos, injuring 10 people and killing one man. Arumugam, an auto driver died at the General Hospital in Chennai. Vikash Anand’s friend Charan Kumar was also present in the car. Both Vikash and Charan Kumar were arrested by the police.

According to the police statistics, cases have been registered against at least 32,600 people for drunken driving on the city roads in 2016 until August end, reports The Times of India.

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