Chandigarh Traffic Police is regularly conducting special drives against drunken driving in the city. On 06.04.2018, Chandigarh Traffic Police booked 73 persons for the violation of Drunken Driving in the city. Further, during this year upto 06.04.2018, 2003 challans have been issued for the violation of drunken driving.
As per Section 185 of Motor Vehicle Act 1988, he/she 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 Motor Vehicle Act 1988, his/her driving license shall be disqualified for a 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”.
Chandigarh Traffic Police appeals to the general public to avoid driving in drunken condition and also ensure that a sober person drives in such situation or alternate means of transport are engaged.