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Delhi: 630 fined for drunk-driving over past two days

In a series of tweets, Delhi Police announced their special drive against drunken driving.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: June 17, 2016 7:01:39 am
(Source: Express photo by Praveen Khanna) Around 630 drunk drivers have been challaned by the Delhi traffic Police in two days . (Source: Express photo by Praveen Khanna/ File)

In the last two days, over 630 people have been challaned for drunken driving in the national capital.

“Delhi Traffic Police has launched special drive against drunken driving. 634 drunk drivers have been challaned & 289 vehicles impounded in last 2 days,” Delhi Police said in a series of tweets on Saturday.

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“1622 people have lost their lives in road accidents in Delhi last year (2015). Be responsible while driving, care for yourself and others (sic),” it said in the tweets.

In accordance with the recommendations of the committee for road safety set up by Supreme Court, drunken driving is one of the five traffic offences which can amount to suspension of driver’s licence for three months.

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