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The incident took place at night 8.30 pm on Wednesday.

Hyderabad drunk driving Car runs amok uprooting two electric polesImage credit: Screenshot/ TV9
news Drunk and Drive Friday, February 03, 2017 - 08:01

Drunk driving in Hyderabad continues to plague the city, as another case was registered on Wednesday night, despite several efforts and preventive measures by the police.

Two pedestrians were injured and two electric poles were uprooted, after 32-year-old M Surender Reddy, under the influence of alcohol, crashed at Ampro Colony in Saroornagar, police said.

The incident took place at night  8.30 pm on Wednesday.

It was reported that Surender went to his brother Tirupati Reddy's house in Ampro Colony and both the brothers consumed alcohol.

“While returning home, Surender, who was at the wheel, lost control of the vehicle and rammed the footpath and hit two street light poles near Janaki Enclave on Road no 1 in Ampro Colony. The car later crashed into a parked car and also injured two passersby who were out for a walk.” Saroornagar SI H Prabhakar told Deccan Chronicle. The injured were not seriously wounded and were discharged from a hospital soon after treatment. However, power was disrupted in the locality.

The people who witnessed the incident nabbed Surender after he stopped his vehicle and he was reportedly manhandled before being taken to the police.

After he was taken to the police station, Surender was tested with a breath analyser, which showed his Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) to be 126 mg per 100 ml, compared to the permissible limit in Hyderabad of 30 mg per 100 ml.

Surender has been booked under Section 336 (for causing injuries), 427 (damaging property) of IPC and section 184-A (drunk driving) of the Motor Vehicle Act. A case has also been booked  under Section 109 of IPC (abetment to offence) against his brother Tirupathi for allowing his drunk brother to drive the vehicle.

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