A non-bailable warrant has been issued against Tamil actor Jai after he failed to appear before a court in a drunk-driving case.
Jai Sampath was arrested last month after he drove under the influence of alcohol and crashed into a divider in Adyar.
He later obtained bail.
According to reports, 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.
Following this, police reached Jai's home, to find that he was not present. For now, he will be seen as 'on the run', authorities said.
On Friday, the police informed the same to the court, following which a non-bailable warrant was issued against the actor.
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) 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.