18 booked for drunken driving in week-long drive along Salcete coast
Eighteen motorists were booked for drunken driving during the week-long drive held along coastal villages in Salcete. The drive also saw registering of other violations including helmet-less riding. Yet another drive against traffic violations started in the area on Wednesday and will continue till March 19.
During the week-long drive, traffic personnel were posted at various locations along the coastal villages including Majorda, Betalbatim, Colva, Benaulim, Varca, Orlim and Cavelossim.
Colva traffic cell police sub-inspector Devu Mangaonkar said that the traffic cell of Colva booked 18 drunken driving cases during the week-long drive that was held from March 5 to March 11 and apart from this, there were also violations of not wearing helmets.
DySP Dharmesh Angle had earlier this month issued a circular to police stations to deploy staff with alcometers during the drive and anyone found with blood alcohol levels exceeding 30mg/ 100 ml were liable for punishment which also included licence cancellation. Across the state, 341 motorists were booked for driving under the influence of alcohol under the seven-day drive.
Mangaonkar meanwhile added that from Wednesday onwards, the traffic cell started another special drive against driving/riding without licences, riding triple seat on two wheelers, talking over phone while driving, jumping of red lights and other offences.
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