Tamil film actor Jai was caught for drunken driving for the second time in three years by the Chennai police on Thursday. He has been released on bail but the police have now decided to recommend to the transport department that his license be cancelled, reports TNIE.
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.
“As he drove up the Adyar flyover, and took a turn to the road leading to Thiruvanmiyur on LB Road, he rammed his car on the sidewall. Passersby, who noticed this, alerted the Adyar traffic police who rushed to the spot and found Jai,” an investigating officer told TNIE. “No one was injured, including the actor. Only the headlight of the vehicle was damaged,” he added.
Drunk drivers are known to be booked under IPC section 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) and remanded in judicial custody sometimes, but the section was not invoked in Jai's case.
The actor was reportedly 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), 181 (not carrying driving licence) and 196 (driving an uninsured vehicle) of The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.