Friday, April 11, 2014

High on alcohol, car driver mows down rider...Preventable cause of Death in India?

BANGALORE: When Sonik John swung on to the road near Chudasandra Circle, off Electronics City, he had little control over his Ford Figo. The car zigzagged, mowing down a rider before ramming a police barricade and injuring a constable on duty, late Wednesday night.

The interior decorator from Kerala was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. As he tried to speed away from the spot in Kasuvinahalli, southeast Bangalore, police and the public chased the car and nabbed John.

Srinivas Murthy, 40, an LIC agent, was rushed to Manipal Hospital, but died early on Thursday. Murthy, a resident of Garvebhavipalya, off Hosur Road, is survived by his wife and two school going daughters.

According to police, the accident occurred around 11.30pm. "Sonik John, a resident of Rayasandra near Electronics City, was driving his Ford Figo at maximum speed when he rammed Murthy's two-wheeler from behind. John then rammed the police barricade and sped away," police said.

Police constable Manjunath, who was on election duty, was standing behind the barricade and checking vehicle documents when the car hit it. He sustained injuries on his hands and legs, and is now recuperating at Blossom Hospital, police said.

Police arrested John and booked him under IPC 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) after chasing him for half a kilometre and blocking him. "Medical tests proved John was driving under the influence of alcohol. We've seized his car and sent a letter to the RTO, with a request to cancel his driving licence," police added.

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