Jai Sampath was arrested last month after he drove under the influence of alcohol and crashed his Audi into a divider in Adyar.

Drunken driver actor Jais license suspended by Chennai court
news Crime Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 07:56

Kollywood actor Jai Sampath, popularly known as Jai, was slapped with a fine of Rs. 5,200 and had his driving license suspended for 6 months by a court in Chennai over a drunken driving case.

This comes just a day after he failed to appear before a magistrate, who then declared that he was ‘on the run’ and issued a non-bailable warrant against him. He had earlier surrendered before the court and plead guilty to the charges.

Jai Sampath was arrested last month after he drove under the influence of alcohol and crashed his Audi into a divider in Adyar.

He later obtained bail.

The actor appeared before the IV metropolitan magistrate on Tuesday and pleaded guilty. However, he did not appear on Thursday as he was ordered to, following which the police were asked to produce him in court.

But when the police reached Jai's home they found that he was not present.

On Friday, a non-bailable warrant was issued against the actor.

The actor was booked under IPC sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 185 (driving by a drunken person or by a person under the influence of drugs) of The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.

This was the second time in three years that Jai was caught drunk driving by the Chennai police.

Police are suggesting that his license should be cancelled.

The actor of 'Goa' fame was reportedly at the wheel of his Audi when the car rammed the sidewalk of the flyover on LB road in Adyar. According to reports, he was also not carrying his driving license, vehicle insurance or RC book. The actor had been returning from a film shooting and was headed towards his Besant Nagar home at around 2 am when the incident occurred.

Kollywood actor Jai Sampath, popularly known as Jai, was slapped with a fine of Rs. 5,200 and had his driving license suspended for 6 months by a court in Chennai over a drunken driving case.

This comes just a day after he failed to appear before a magistrate, who then declared that he was ‘on the run’ and issued a non-bailable warrant against him. He had earlier surrendered before the court and plead guilty to the charges.

Jai Sampath was arrested last month after he drove under the influence of alcohol and crashed his Audi into a divider in Adyar.

He later obtained bail.

The actor appeared before the IV metropolitan magistrate on Tuesday and pleaded guilty. However, he did not appear on Thursday as he was ordered to, following which the police were asked to produce him in court.

But when the police reached Jai's home they found that he was not present.

On Friday, a non-bailable warrant was issued against the actor.

The actor was booked under IPC sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 185 (driving by a drunken person or by a person under the influence of drugs) of The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.

This was the second time in three years that Jai was caught drunk driving by the Chennai police.

Police are suggesting that his license should be cancelled.

The actor of 'Goa' fame was reportedly at the wheel of his Audi when the car rammed the sidewalk of the flyover on LB road in Adyar. According to reports, he was also not carrying his driving license, vehicle insurance or RC book. The actor had been returning from a film shooting and was headed towards his Besant Nagar home at around 2 am when the incident occurred.

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