A 28-year old woman in Chennai was booked for hurling abuses and assaulting traffic police during a vehicle check. The incident happened in Thiruvanmiyur on Saturday at about 8:30 PM. The police have booked the lady on various charges.
The police officials have said that the team of cops stopped a hatchback and found that 27-year old Seshu Prasad was under the influence of alcohol. While the team was registering a case against the man, his co-driver and his friend picked up a quarrel with the inspector. The quarrel started while the police were initiating proceedings to seize the vehicle, which is a Volkswagen Polo GT TSI. The cops used a breathalyser to check alcohol consumption. The device showed a reading of 209 micrograms of alcohol content in blood, which is way beyond the permissible limit of 30 mg of alcohol. The cops did not use the breathalyser on the female friend.
Police identified the man as Seshu Prasad and he is a freelance software developed and resides in Indira Nagar in Adyar. The female friend has been identified as Kamini, who works as a director in the film industry and is a resident of the same locality. The cops have captured the whole incident in the bodycams that have been provided to them by the authorities to capture such incidents. She can be heard saying that she is involved in serials and she asked the cops why do they have a problem with what she does. The man in the video tries to calm her down and even tries to reason with her while the traffic police warn her to cooperate with them.
According to the 54-year Mariappan, who was on the spot, the lady was drunk and she started abusing the cops on the spot. She then also kicked the policeman. After the incident, a case has been registered against the woman at the Thiruvanmiyur police station. Cases have been registered under Sections 294(b)(obscene language), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty) of the Indian Penal Code. Videos of the incident have been captured by the onlookers and have become viral on the Internet. It is not known what triggered the lady to start abusing the cops at the spot but such incidents are not uncommon. Further actions are not known yet.
It is always a good idea to corporate with the cops when they stop you for vehicle checking. Not listening to the cops can come to a problem and even harsher cases can be registered against you. Police keep such check posts to ensure the safety of the motorists on the roads. Many traffic police forces from different states have started using body cameras and other modern devices to capture such incidents. It is always a better idea to solve the issue on the spot and if you think that the challan or the prosecution is wrong, you can always challenge the fine in a court.