Drunk riders refuse test, detained

Drunk riders refuse test, detained

Two drunk bike riders who tried to argue with the Bengaluru traffic police paid the price for it on Friday night.

The duo was not only detained by the police for over five hours for not cooperating with them, but also had to leave their bike at the police station and take a cab home later in the night as both were drunk. Besides paying a court fine, both the riders were also penalised for not wearing helmets.

Motorcyclist Vijay Kumar and pillion rider Lokesh, both residents of Nagarabhavi were returning home after partying at a pub on MG Road when they were flagged down by traffic police at Corporation Circle. The traffic policemen were on a special drive to check drunk driving.

As Kumar was reeking of alcohol, the policemen asked him to take breathalyser test, to which he objected. The two then started arguing with the police saying that they were being unnecessarily harassed.

Kumar and his friend Lokesh then called up ‘Namma 100’ and complained that the traffic police were unnecessarily harassing them and had even taken away their bike to an unknown location. A Hoysala patrol rushed to the spot and tried to convince them that their traffic counterparts were doing their job.

While Kumar remained adamant and refused to cooperate, he was taken to a government hospital where his blood was drawn for determining the blood alcohol level.

Later, the police took both the men to Halasuru Gate traffic police station where Kumar was made to blow into the breathalyser and asked to pay the fine in court the next day. His bike was then released.

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