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Drunk car driver rams 53-year-old traffic cop, fractures his leg

The driver, identified as P Sandeep (24) was in an inebriated condition when he hit assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Dalbir Singh.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: October 3, 2015 1:45 am
accident drunken driving, delhi drunken driving, delhi police, delhi news, indian express The driver was arrested from the spot and produced in court Friday. (Express photo)

A 53-year-old traffic police official suffered fractures in his left leg after he was allegedly hit by a drunk car driver in Southeast Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin Thursday night, said police.

The driver, identified as P Sandeep (24) was in an inebriated condition when he hit assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Dalbir Singh at about 10.20pm, said police. He was arrested from the spot and produced in court Friday, added police.

The court sent him to one-day judicial custody.

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”Preliminary investigation revealed that Sandeep, who works with web portal msn.com, and a woman colleague were coming from Khan Market and heading towards his home in Kalkaji. Medical investigation revealed he was in an inebriated condition, as his blood alcohol concentration was 56 mg,” said Mandeep Singh Randhawa, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast district).

Legally, blood alcohol concentration is permissible up to 30 mg per 100 ml of blood.

In his complaint, ASI Singh said he spotted a car being driven rashly when he was on duty at Subramaniam Bharti Marg with colleagues, and checking vehicles after putting up barricades.

He said he flagged down the car for checking, but the driver did not slow down and hit him. Singh, who is posted with Tughlak Road Circle, alleged the car dragged him for nearly 20 metres.

Singh’s colleagues chased and caught the driver, said police. He was taken to AIIMS Trauma Centre and his condition is reportedly stable.

“On the basis Singh’s complaint, a case under sections 186 (obstructing a public servant from discharging his duties), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of duty) of the Indian Penal Code was registered at Hazrat Nizamuddin police station,” said Randhawa.

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