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Every Saturday night,police to count your pegs at discos

If a Saturday night at the disco with your favourite drink sounds like the perfect weekend starter,think again.

Written by Varun Chadha | Chandigarh | Published: March 28, 2009 12:57:24 am

If a Saturday night at the disco with your favourite drink sounds like the perfect weekend starter,think again. Keeping in mind the high number of people thronging discos every Saturday night,the police have decided to setup checkposts outside these discos to keep a tab on drinking-related violations.

These officers will particularly watch out for: brawls,drunken and reckless driving,unauthorised black filming of cars and beacon lights atop vehicles.

Superintendent of Police (Traffic and Security) Hardeep Singh Doon said the checkposts will be a regular feature henceforth.

“We have lost many lives to rash and drunken driving. Though we keep launching drives against such violators,this move will be a major one,” added Doon.

The officers claimed they have received complaints about people using black films and beacon lights atop their vehicles,without any authorised permission.

“Most of them are children of influential people. But we are determined to check the menace,” said an officer.

A majority of the discos reportedly continue serving liquor till 2 am,when the permissible deadline is midnight. “Driving immediately after drinking explains why people meet with accidents. Also,brawls outside discos are common. Last week,the car of a local disco owner was broken by a youth,following a scuffle,” added the officer.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (Traffic) J S Cheema said the police teams will comprise security personnel with traffic cops.

“Speed radars with alcometers will be used. The violators will be arrested under relevant sections and their vehicles will be impounded,” added Cheema.

Inspector General of Police Shanti Kumar Jain assured that there will be no exceptions made while bringing the violators to book.

“Status and influence are not bigger than law. The guilty,no matter whose child he is,will not be spared,” said Jain.

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