Drink and Drive Challan
Drinking alone is fine as long as you don’t hurt yourself or anyone else. However, when you couple drinking with driving, you are certainly under problem, even if you do not intend to hurt someone. You would be very much eligible to be fined with a drink and drive challan. The traffic laws in India, irrespective of the state and city does not permit you to drink and drive on public roads. This is simply to stop possible accidents and undue harm to the commuters.
What is Drunkenness?
Drunkenness is more or less defined by all countries across the world in the same way. It is the condition in which a person under the influence of alcohol in a certain quantity is susceptible to lose his/her control to the extent that he could not carry out the normal body and mind synchronization. The state of Drunkenness could come under several punishable offences if being found at public places, not to spare driving.
What is Drunken Driving?
Drunken Driving is the state of body of any person when he/she has consumed enough alcohol to control his/her senses and could not control his/her reflexes in order to practice regular driving. There is no minimum limit below which one can say that alcohol would not affect the body and the mind. This is one reason, why drunken driving is prohibited in any part of the world, however, the blood alcohol limits may vary from country to country.
Cops are watching you
Traffic policemen are the ones who are responsible for keeping an eye on drunk and drive cases. They have with them the alcohol meters through which they ascertain the extent of alcohol in blood stream. In almost every city of India, traffic policemen are always on a watch for people driving under the influence of alcohol. You could be stopped anywhere on the road and may be asked to undergo the alcohol test.
The Challan amount under drink and drive
The amount of traffic challan for drink and drive offence may vary from state to state and also from the severity of influence and crime, if committed. You could be fined a smaller amount if you are simply caught driving under alcohol influence.
However, if you are heavily drunk or have committed a traffic offence like jumping red light, etc, or have hit someone, you may be fined a heavy amount and the maximum may go up to being charged for prosecution in court.
During the festive and marriage seasons, traffic policemen are quite vigilant on the roads, especially after the sunset.
To sum it up, fines and offences against you could be quite severe if you are caught driving under alcohol influence. It is always better to hire a taxi or auto or use public transport if you are drunk and have to move from one place to another.