Pune Police Crack Down on Drunk Driving with Citywide Checkpoints

Pune Police Crack Down on Drunk Driving with Citywide Checkpoints

Pune Police Crack Down on Drunk Driving with Citywide Checkpoints

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Pune, June 1, 2024: In an effort to curb drunk driving in Pune, a citywide crackdown was implemented on May 30th from midnight to 3:00 AM, and on May 31st from 11:00 PM to June 1st at 2:00 AM. This initiative was carried out under the guidance of Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar and Joint Police Commissioner Pravin Pawar.

The operation involved coordinated efforts between the Pune City Traffic Branch and local police stations, covering the entire jurisdiction of the Pune City Police Commissionerate. A total of 24 checkpoints were set up across 22 police station areas.

Each checkpoint was manned by a team consisting of one police officer and four personnel from the local police station, along with one police officer and three personnel from the traffic branch, making it a total of two officers and seven personnel per checkpoint. Breath analyzers were used extensively to identify and process drunk drivers.

During the operation, a total of 2,573 vehicles were inspected, resulting in 154 drunk driving cases. The highest number of actions were recorded in the jurisdictions of Faraskhana Police Station (14 cases), Mundhwa Police Station (10 cases), and Khadak and Koregaon Park Police Stations (9 cases each). In addition to drunk driving cases, 685 other violations were identified, leading to fines amounting to ₹6,24,650, of which ₹1,49,800 was collected on the spot.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Rohidas Pawar stated that such sudden checkpoints and operations will continue to be organized to ensure road safety and compliance with traffic regulations in Pune.