Bhubaneswar: As Odisha police have initiated a special drive in the State to detect drunken driving on National Highway/State Highway from September 6, at least 141 have been apprehended yesterday under the new drive.
The special drive was launch under the provisions of section 185/202 of MV Act.
Reportedly, as many as 426 numbers of drunken drivers have been arrested since the evening of September 6.
Meanwhile, last night, nearly 5000 drivers have been checked and among whom 141 drunken drivers have been arrested. The maximum number of drunken drivers were apprehended from Ganjam (26), followed by Jajpur (20) and Sambalpur (18).
Such a drive has been treated as an exemplary step to curb drunken driving on Highways. Police officers have been advised to ensure that there is no congestion or avoidable harassment.