Hyderabad: A local court at Nampally here on Friday suspended the driving license of Telugu television anchor M. Pradeep for three years on charges of drunk driving. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 2,100 on him.
Pradeep, a popular anchor on Telugu television, was caught driving in an inebriated condition during a vehicle checking drive on New Year’s Eve. His Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) levels were found to be 178 mg/ml, which was above permissible levels.
Like any other drunk driver caught by the Traffic Police, Pradeep too had to undergo a counseling session, for which he turned up at the Traffic Training Institute (TTI) at Goshamahal last Monday.
The anchor was caught on Jubilee Hills Road No 45, with the police seizing his BMW car as well.