DRINK DRIVING CASES
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