DRUNKEN DRIVING

  • Michael Phelps sentenced to 18 months probation for drunken driving 1 week ago

    Baltimore: American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was sentenced on Friday to 18 months probation and a year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drunken driving. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist was arrested for drunken driving early on Sept. 30 after speeding and then crossing...
  • Noida: 1 dead, 2 injured in hit and run incident; locals allege drunk women driving the car are culprits October 13, 2014

    Noida: One person died and two were critically injured in a hit and run incident in Noida on Sunday. An unregistered car hit three people who were on a motorcycle on Sunday evening. Locals allege that there were two young women in the car, who escaped soon after the accident....
  • Over 4,000 persons booked for drunken driving in Chennai September 21, 2014

    Chennai: Police have recommended Regional Transport Officers to cancel the driving licenses of 4,560 persons temporarily, who were nabbed for drunken driving. With the help of breath analyzer, the police have registered 40,835 cases allegedly for drunken driving, a police release said. This year driving licenses of 965 persons were...
  • Munde could have been alive if he was wearing the seat belt: Harsh Vardhan June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that Union Minister Gopinath Munde, who died in a road accident this week, could have been alive if he was wearing a seat belt. He appealed to people to use seat belts while travelling even on the back seat. "To a very...
  • Delhi starts drinking real young, before 18 May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: An astonishing 83.8 per cent boys and 64.6 per cent girls in Delhi start drinking before age 18, and 11.1 per cent boys and 2.1 per cent girls spend around Rs 8,000 on alcohol per month, revealed a survey released on Monday. The survey, Alcohol and Youth Survey...
  • Ghaziabad: Policeman who slapped girl suspended May 15, 2013

    Ghaziabad: The policeman who slapped a girl in Ghaziabad near the capital on Wednesday has been suspended. Sub Inspector Iftikar was caught on camera slapping a girl who was found flouting the law by drinking in a car. An inquiry has been ordered in the case. There was high drama at...
  • Drunken driving killed over 10000 across India in 2011 May 7, 2013

    New Delhi: As many as 10,553 people were killed in road accidents due to drunken driving in 2011, parliament was told on Tuesday. Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Sarvey Sathyanarayana told the Lok Sabha in a written reply that road accidents occur due to the complex interaction...
  • Delhi Police to crackdown on drunk Holi revellers March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Sunday announced it would take tough action this Holi against traffic violators, particularly those caught drinking and driving. "Police have made elaborate traffic arrangements to ensure safety of motorists on roads and check incidents of drunken driving, overspeeding, tripleriding on motorcycles, riding without helmet and...
  • Nicklas Bendtner fined $147,000 for drink driving March 5, 2013

    Copenhagen: Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner has been fined 842,000 Danish Crowns and had his driving licence suspended for three years after admitting to drink driving, a Copenhagen court heard on Tuesday. Bendtner, on a season-long loan to Juventus from Arsenal, was stopped by police after driving against the traffic in downtown...
  • Drunken driving case against Nooriya made out: Bombay HC January 29, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday observed that prima facie a case of rash and negligent driving is made out against NRI beautician Nooriya Haveliwala, convicted in a 2010 drunken driving case. Justice AM Thipsay, while hearing the bail application filed by Haveliwala, also observed the prosecution should...
  • 2010 hitandrun case: 5 yrs in jail for NRI beautician November 1, 2012

    Mumbai: NRI beautician Nooriya Haveliwala on Thursday was convicted for ramming her car into two people in 2010 and sentence to five years in jail. Haveliwala was also slapped with a fine of Rs 5 lakh. A policeman was among those killed when an inebriated Haveliwala rammed her car on...
  • Hyderabad cops to intensify drive against drunken driving September 3, 2012

    Hyderabad: Police have decided to tighten the drive against drunken driving in Cyberabad following last weeks attempt by a group of youngsters to kidnap a girl from the University of Hyderabad campus. Sources in the department said a directive was issued to further intensify the drive soon after the incident....
  • Drunken driving has become a menace: SC August 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Terming drunken driving as a "menace" to society, the Supreme Court has said that persons driving vehicles under the influence of alcohol should not get away with minor punishment and fine. The apex court said the pedestrians are not safe in cities with late night parties followed by drunken...
  • Over 1,800 people awarded jail terms for drunken driving April 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Over 1,800 people were awarded jail terms for drunken driving in the capital in the past three months, police said on Friday. "1,863 have been awarded jail terms in the past 91 days, 326 lost driving licences, 4,072 have been fined while 2,163 cases are under trial," Satyender Garg,...
  • Mumbai: 5 injured as car rams into a tree March 31, 2012

    Mumbai: Nearly five people were injured in a car accident in Mumbai late on Friday night when the driver of a speeding Hyundai Getz lost control over the vehicle and rammed it into a tree. There were three boys and two girls in the car. One of the girls is said...
  • Court advocates harsh punishment for drunk drivers February 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Coming down heavily on drunken drivers, a Delhi court has advised harsh sentences to the guilty saying it would not be possible for the city traffic police alone to curb the menace. The sessions court's observations came while upholding the 10day jail term awarded to a man, who was...
  • Drunk driving causes car crash on Worli Sea Link March 23, 2011

    Mumbai: The prosecution for the BandraWorli Sea Link accident on Monday could lose key evidence if doctors fail to ascertain whether the driver, Ranjeet Kamble, had consumed alcohol before driving. The matter assumes significance after people known to him alleged that he could have been drunk while driving. On Monday, Kamble, a...
  • Ohio man blames Ozzy Osbourne for traffic arrest December 31, 2010

    Cleveland: An Ohio drunkendriving suspect is blaming his arrest on Ozzy Osbourne. William Liston was arrested Christmas Eve in suburban Cleveland. WJWTV says he told police officers, "Ozzy Osbourne and his music made me do it." Osbourne's hits as lead singer of heavy metal band Black Sabbath and as a solo...
  • Lindsay Lohan starts shortened jail term in L.A. July 21, 2010

    Los Angeles: A "scared" but resolute Lindsay Lohan began a 90day jail sentence on Tuesday, trading nightclubs and Twitter messages for a small, isolated cell and an orange jumpsuit. Lohan, 24, was booked into an allfemale jail in south Los Angeles for violating her probation on two 2007 drunkdriving and cocaine...
  • Lindsay Lohan's probation extended to August 2011 July 8, 2010

    London: Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan will be randomly tested for drugs and alcohol until August 2011 after she serves 90 days behind bars. She was sentenced for violating the terms of her probation stemming from a 2007 DUI (Driving Under Influence) arrest Tuesday. She will also be spending another three months...
  • 'Drunk' woman rams into 2 in Delhi May 23, 2010

    New Delhi: A 30yearold woman, who was driving in an inebriated state, rammed her car into an autorickshaw, killing two people and injuring two others at Gopinath Bazar in Delhi Cantonment area, police said on Sunday. "The incident happened at around 11.30 p.m on Saturday. The woman, Nivedita Singh,...
  • Late police action leads to Nooriya's bail April 1, 2010

    Nooria Haveliwala, the Mumbai woman accused of drunken driving and killing two people two months ago, has got bail that's because the police failed to file a chargesheet in the case. ...
  • Beautician Nooriya gets bail in hitandrun case March 31, 2010

    Mumbai: A magistrate's court on Wednesday granted bail to beautician Nooriya Haveliwala in the drunken driving case as police failed to file chargesheet within the stipulated period. She will have to produce one surety of Rs 15,000, her lawyer Renuka Laxmeshwar said. Two persons were killed after being hit by Haveliwala's car...
  • Drunk men mow down UP cop for booking them February 20, 2010

    Noida: A group of young men ran over a Uttar Pradesh Police sub inspector, not once but three times, in an act of revenge as the officer had earlier booked them for drunken driving. Sub inspector John Peter had booked six young men for drinking and creating a ruckus two days...
  • Drunken driving case: Mumbai girl was on drugs, say police February 10, 2010

    Mumbai: Nooriya Haveliwala, the 27yearold woman involved in a drunken driving accident in Mumbai that killed two people, has tested positive for cannabis and morphine. The drugs were found in Nooriya's blood and urine samples, Mumbai Police confirmed on Wednesday. "Medical reports of Nooriya Haveliwala have tested positive for intake of morphine...
  • Nooriya remanded in judicial custody till Feb 18 February 6, 2010

    Mumbai: Nooriya Haveliwala, arrested for mowing down two persons when she was allegedly under the influence of alocohol, was on Friday remanded in judicial custody till February 18. Nooriya (27), a beautician by profession, on January 30 was driving towards her home at Colaba in south Mumbai when she lost...
  • Left behind: victim of drunken driving speaks February 5, 2010

    The Mumbai woman who allegedly crushed two persons while driving drunk grabbed headlines, but few cared to bother to find out what happened to the accidents victims. Ruchika Mittal is a victim of drunk drinking accident. This is her story. ...
  • Drunken driving proving big challenge for Blore February 2, 2010

    Bangalore: Partying in India's pub city comes with a clear 11.30 pm deadline. The city police maintain that the deadline is a must to maintain law and order. Still, Bangalore has gone on to record almost 39,000 cases of drunk driving in 2009. This is because, many pub hoppers move...
  • Chennai shows how to control drunk driving February 2, 2010

    Chennai: While the rest of India continues to face the problem of drunken driving, Chennai has seen a steady decline in drunken driving cases. This follows a Madras High Court order that asked the police to get tougher. In the past, the East Coast road in Chennai was notorious for...
  • No control over drunken driving menace in NCR February 2, 2010

    New Delhi: Drunken driving has become a big menace in Delhi and neighbouring areas. The police claim surprise checks are helping them keep a check on the menace but statistics show a much worrying picture. A 61yearold vegetable vendor was run over and killed by a car on Sunday near Indian...