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5 men get jail terms for drunk driving

PANAJI: Five more persons have been convicted and sentenced to a jail term ranging from 1 day to 5 days for riding/driving under the influence of alcohol by Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) while one person has been sentenced till rising of the court.

Out of the five persons, three persons Pravin Naik from Morjim Pernem, Shetan alias Sultan Nanedram from Rajasthan, Dattaram Jadhav, Marna Siolim have been sentenced to undergo five days (each) simple imprisonment.

The other two persons Rohan Sawant from Virlosa, Penha-de-France and Pankaj Verma from Shahjahanpur (UP) have been sentenced to undergo 1 day (each) simple imprisonment. Whereas, Sanju Vadyekar from Alorna Pernem- was sentenced till rising of the court, informed police. They have also been directed to pay fines ranging from Rs 2000 to Rs 2500 (each).

Police said that few days back 5 persons were convicted and sentenced to a jail term ranging from 1 day to 10 days.

According to police drunken driving/riding is one of the causes for road accidents. During a special drive on August 10 the police within four hours had booked 315 cases of drunken driving/riding. In future more such drives with element of surprise regarding date, time and place will


In cases where excessive alcohol content was found, the police inspector will personally appear before the court along with assistant public prosecutor and seek maximum punishment of imprisonment and suspension of license of the violators highlighting the gravity of the offence, police had said. According to police the permissible alcohol limit is 30 mg per 100 ml of


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