Traffic police detained the driver of a van carrying school children after he rammed an electric post in Villivakkam, allegedly under the influence of alcohol.

Janardhanam (47), a resident of GKM Colony in Periyar Nagar, was dropping children home after school on Wednesday afternoon. At Thiruvalluvar Street, he lost control and rammed the post. People in the vicinity assaulted Janardhanan after they suspected he was driving in an inebriated state. He was handed over the Thirumangalam traffic police who sent him for a medical test to ascertain alcohol content in his body, police added.

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