Chandigarh Traffic Police is regularly conducting special drives against drunken driving in the city. On 17.01.2018, Chandigarh Traffic Police booked 88 persons for the violation of Drunken Driving in the city. Further, during this year upto 17.01.2018, 471 challans have been issued for the violation of drunken driving.
- As per Section 185 of Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, offender of drunken driving shall be punishable for the first offence with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees, or with both.
- Further, as per Section 20 (2) of MV Act, 1988, drunken driving offender’s driving license shall be disqualified for period of not less than six months.
- As per Section 22(2) of Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, if a person, having been previously convicted of an offence punishable under Section 185 is again convicted of an offence punishable under that section, the Court, making such subsequent conviction shall, by order, cancel the Driving Licence held by such person.
Further, Chandigarh Traffic Police appeals to the general public not to drink and drive. Strict action shall be continued to be taken against such violations in the future.
Issued in Public Interest by Chandigarh Traffic Police