02 December 2019
Bhubaneswar: With the amended Motor Vehicle Act in force, merry-makers and revellers who prefer to be behind the wheels after consuming alcohol have found themselves in a spot. Stringent enforcement drives across Odisha have resulted in detection of more than 8,000 cases of drunken driving in the past three months, since the new MV Act has been implemented.
In Odisha, total 8,583 persons were issued challans by the police for drunken driving from September to November this year. In September the number was 2,394 while during October 3,462 cases were detected. Similarly, Odisha recorded 2,727 cases of drunken driving in the month of November, a data released by the State Police revealed.
Ganjam district topped the charts consecutively with 608, 716 and 475 drunken driving cases in November, October and September months respectively. Mayurbhanj stood second in the list with 359, 611 and 91 drunken driving cases in these months. Third highest in the drunken driving list was Jajpur with 231, 345 and 290 cases in the aforementioned months of this year.