The Jubilee Hills police in Hyderabad have registered a case against Tollywood director KS Ravindra, who allegedly indulged in rash driving on May 20, when he was returning from the birthday celebrations of actor Jr NTR.
The case was registered based on a complaint filed by a resident of the city, Harmender Singh, who alleged that Ravindra was driving in an inebriated condition, and even picked up a fight after he hit Singh's vehicle.
Singh also told the police that the car being driven by the director was a red Volvo and the incident took place at around 11 pm near Cafe Abbott, which is located in Jubilee Hills.
Singh's parents were present in the car at the time of the accident and he also posted pictures of the damage to his vehicle on social media.
In a Facebook post detailing the incident, Singh also said, "It is a shame on such a big celebrity, who has actually done a big mistake, instead of apologising,he has run away."
Meanwhile, the Jubilee Hills police said that they had registered a case against the director but were yet to establish if he was drunk at the time of the incident.
"We have sent our team to his house the K S Ravindra is absconding from his house and the city and we are trying to trace his whereabouts. Once he is found we will serve him a notice. We have registered a case against him under section 297 of the IPC for rash and negligent driving," Jubilee Hills SHO P Chandra Shekar was quoted as saying.
Drunken driving continues to be on the rise in Hyderabad as 1,699 persons were sent to prison by the Hyderabad Traffic Police in the first four months of the year alone.
The officials filed 9,648 chargesheets and imposed fines amounting to Rs 2.53 crore during the same period.
69 driving licenses were cancelled until April after the owners were caught driving drunk.