Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI -

A to­tal of 288 mo­torists were booked for drink driv­ing dur­ing last New Year cel­e­bra­tions.

Kalamboli wit­nessed the high­est num­ber of such cases, 69, in the city.

In 2015, drink driv­ing cases in the city have in­creased by al­most 83%.

Be­tween Jan­uary and Novem­ber this year, the po­lice reg­is­tered as many as 1,321 drink driv­ing cases as op­posed to 724 cases reg­is­tered in the cor­re­spond­ing pe­riod in 2014.

A to­tal of 140 cases were reg­is­tered in the first two weeks of De­cem­ber

In the first eleven month of this year the traf­fic depart­ment col­lected Rs15 lakh from drunk driv­ers against the Rs8.08 lakh col­lected for the same pe­riod in 2014.

The depart­ment has an­other 11 breath anal­y­sers that had been ly­ing de­funct for sev­eral months.

The de­funct anal­y­sers were sent for re­pairs a month ago. We are con­fi­dent of get­ting them back within two days. Four­teen anal­y­sers are not suf­fi­cient, but we have to man­age things.

GO­RAK PATIL, po­lice in­spec­tor

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