A youth was killed and two others were injured when their car hit a tree in Hyderabad in the early hours of Saturday. The police said it was yet another case of drunken driving, the third incident this week.
The accident occurred on Road Number 78 in the posh Jubliee Hills area.
There were four youth in the car, that was being driven at a very high speed, according to the police.
The driver lost control of the vehicle. It jumped over the median and hit the tree on the other side of the road, a police officer said.
33-year-old Vishwajeet sustained critical injuries, and later succumbed at a hospital.
Two others, Vivek Raj and Chenna Keshavulu, who sustained minor injuries were also shifted to hospital. Another youth Prithvi Raj, who escaped unhurt, was arrested. He was being questioned by the police.
According to the police, the men consumed liquor in Manikonda and from there, came to Filmnagar, where they had snacks. The accident occurred when they were returning to Vivek's home.
This was the latest in a series of drunken driving accidents in the city.
A female student of Hyderabad Central University (HCU) was killed and her two friends were injured when their car overturned near Outer Ring Road on the city outskirts on January 9.
They were on a long drive after celebrating birthday of Jatin Powar, who was driving the vehicle allegedly in an inebriated condition.
A woman was killed and two others were injured when a speeding car hit their scooty in Jubliee Hills on January 6. The man driving the car was drunk.
The permissible alcohol limit is 30 mg/100 ml of blood, i.e., 30 micrograms/100 ml of blood. Anything above that, as recorded by a breath analyser, would be considered drunken driving.
As part of the drive, the Hyderabad Police booked a record 2,499 people for drunken driving on New Year’s Eve.