This is the longest jail term awarded for drunk-driving and the second time that G. Naresh has been arrested for the same offence

A motorcyclist has been slapped with a 20-day jail term for drunk driving by a local court here on Thursday. This is the longest jail term awarded to a person in a drunk driving case.

Incidentally, this was the second time that G. Naresh was caught for the same offence by the Cyberabad police. The 28-year-old, who works at a private company, was earlier caught nearly two months ago by L.B. Nagar police. He was then let off after being levied a fine. Naresh was caught again on Wednesday night for driving in an inebriated condition.

It was also the first instance when a person was caught twice since the enforcement against drunk driving began almost two years back, police said.

A total of 26 motorists were produced before the court for indulging in drunk driving on Thursday. Among them 16 were awarded a day’s imprisonment and the remaining were levied a fine of up to Rs. 2,000. The motorists were caught at L.B. Nagar and Uppal police station limits and booked under Section 185 of the Motor Vehicle Act.

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