"Besides prosecuting the violators, they also underwent a counselling session at the traffic police headquarters Saturday and were lectured on the ills of drunken driving and also shown short films, the statement said."
New Delhi, April 26 - Over 500 drivers have been prosecuted and more than 400 vehicles impounded in a special drive against drunken driving, Delhi Police said Saturday.

A total of 541 drunk drivers were fined, 434 vehicles impounded and 154 owners of vehicles prosecuted between 7 p.m. and 12 midnight Friday, police said.

The drive was held at 125 spots and as many as 600 officers were deployed with sufficient numbers of alcometers, Additional Commissioner of Police - Anil Shukla said in a statement.

Of the total vehicles, 322 were two-wheelers including scooters and motorcycles, 175 cars, 14 auto-rickshaws and the rest included trucks, tempos, delivery vans etc.

Besides prosecuting the violators, they also underwent a counselling session at the traffic police headquarters Saturday and were lectured on the ills of drunken driving and also shown short films, the statement said.

A written pledge was also taken from the drivers that in future they would not commit such mistakes, it added.


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