2,756 booked for drunken driving in Haryana

August 21st, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) The Haryana traffic police have fined 2,756 people for drunken driving in the last three months, a police spokesman said here Thursday.The tickets were issued during a special campaign to curb drunken driving and reduce accidents on highways in the state, the spokesman said.

The traffic police had set up a check post at the toll plaza on National Highway (NH) No. 1 near Karnal town, 120 km from here.

The spokesman said that Rs.1.27 million had been recovered as penalty from 2,204 drivers who were caught driving drunk.

A court in Karnal was handling 552 more cases.

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