Nalgonda: On the orders of the Excise Court judge, persons charged with drunken driving performed traffic duties in the district. This is the first time the judge imposed such punishment in hot summer.
They were made to man traffic in Devarakonda road and Clock Tower Centre in Nalgonda town and create awareness against drunken driving.
According to the punishment given by the judge, they had to work from dawn to dusk for two days. When the police produced the persons who were caught drunk while driving, the Judge of Excise Court awarded a noble punishment of Rs 1,600 fine and two-day punishment of manning traffic duty.
The offenders in drunken driving cases were N Srinivas, a native of Anantharam village, B Sai, a resident of Nalgonda town, Mallikarjun, a native of Charla Gowraram village and A Srini, resident of Choutuppal.
On Saturday, they were asked to create awareness against drunken driving among the road users who pass through clock tower centre, by holding placards.
Speaking to the media, Deputy Superintendent of Police S Sudhakar said that drunken driving is one of the major reasons for the road accidents. Hence, the police have been taking to special drives to catch drunken drivers. The social service punishments such as working on traffic duty were aimed at bringing reform in the drunken driving cases, he maintained.
Circle Inspector (Traffic) Adhi Reddy informed that frequent checks with breath analysers would be conducted to the vehicular to check drunken drivers. He cautioned that cases would be booked and drunken drivers would be produced in the Court.