After a Gurgaon man who was fined for Rs 24,000 for traffic rules violation, a Bengalurian has now fallen into the prey of the new traffic rules penalty in the city. A local youth has been penalized for a drink and drive case and he has been punished with a whopping Rs 17,000 fine.
Youth charged for Drink and Drive
A youth from Bengaluru was caught driving under the heavy alcoholic influence and was also charged for the traffic violation aswell. The police said that this is the highest fine paid by an individual in the city since the new rule came into effect.
The boy’s name is Akash and he happens to be a private company employee. He was caught on Kanakapura Road on Tuesday for not wearing a helmet while driving. Additionally, the Police decided to take his breath test and it revealed the guy had a heavy influence of alcohol in his body. The result displayed 173mg of alcohol in 100ml of his blood. The average numbers have to be before 30mg to skip the penalty charges.
Highest fined in the state
A police officer said, “ We stopped Akash, who was riding a Vespa, in Raghuvanahalli near Kammavari Sangha Institute of technology Junction for riding without helmet around 6.10pm. We realized he was drunk and didn’t have a driving license. The pillion rider, too, was inebriated and had no helmet. We seized Akash’s vehicle and released it on Wednesday evening after he produced a receipt of the fine he had paid in court.”
The Varthur resident had to pay Rs 10,000 for drink and drive, Rs 1,000 for each for him and his pillion rider for not wearing a helmet, and 5,000 for not carrying a driving license.
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