Bhubaneswar: As many as 722 drunk drivers have been arrested in the last three months across Odisha.
This has been informed by the State Transport Authority (STA), Odisha on Wednesday.
In the state-wide drive against drunk driving conducted in the last three months, 2176 people have been detected driving under influence of alcohol.
As per the directives of the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety, a total of 663 driving licenses (DLs) were suspended in last three months, the STA stated.
The September 2019 amendment of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 states that in the case of drunken driving, first-time offenders will face imprisonment up to six months and/or fine up to Rs.10, 000. The second offence, if within two years, can lead to up to two years prison term and/or fine of Rs. 15,000.