In a bizarre incident, an engineering student in Hyderabad ended up fracturing his leg after jumping from the media, while trying to escape the traffic police who were conducting drunk driving checks in the city.
While the student has been admitted to a hospital for treatment, the police have also booked a case against him.
The incident took place at road number 10 in Jubilee Hills on Saturday at around midnight, when the 20-year-old engineering student, a resident of Sanathnagar, was heading towards the Jubilee Hills Checkpost in the city.
Seeing the traffic police stopping riders ahead and carrying out checks with the breathanalyser, the student parked his bike and made an attempt to escape from the police on foot.
However, he slipped from the medium and had a fall, which resulted in bleeding and a fracture to his right leg, near the ankle. He was later taken to a private hospital for treatment and his vehicle was seized by the police.
Jubilee Hills Additional inspector K. Srinivas told DC, “A case has been registered against Siddartha for rash and negligent driving. Further investigation in the case will take place after he recovers.”
According to media reports, the traffic police registered a total of 148 cases of drunken driving in Jubilee Hills, where they seized 86 two-wheelers, 61 cars and one autorickshaw.
The permissible alcohol limit according to the city police is 30 mg/100 ml of blood, i.e. 30 micrograms/100 ml of blood. Anything above that, as recorded by a breath analyser, is considered drunken driving by the police.
Just this year alone, the traffic police have registered 14,440 cases of drunk driving across the city as of June 30, according to the department’s own data. The police have also arrested 2,503 people for drinking and driving during that same time period.