Chandigarh judge sends 34 to jail for drunk driving, slaps Rs 2000 fine

While the 34 were sent to Model Jail in Burail, Chief Judicial Magistrate Anubhav Sharma fined 35 others, who were caught on Wednesday, Rs 2,000 each for the same offence.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: March 26, 2016 9:04 am

A Chandigarh court on Friday sentenced 34 people to one month in jail on charges of drunk driving and fined them Rs 2,000 each, a day after they were caught by police as the city celebrated Holi.

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While the 34 were sent to Model Jail in Burail, Chief Judicial Magistrate Anubhav Sharma fined 35 others, who were caught on Wednesday, Rs 2,000 each for the same offence.

Under Section 185 of Motor Vehicles Act, the maximum punishment for drunk driving is six months’ jail or a fine of Rs 2,000, or both — for the first offence.

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