Car chases are not very common in India as they are in developed countries like the USA. In India, cops do not often get involved in chasing. However, there have been a few cases in the past where the cops can be seen chasing cars. Here is one such rare occasion from Kerala where a Ford Aspire is getting chased by a Mahindra TUV300.
Ford Aspire chased by Mahindra TUV300
The CCTV footage installed on the road caught the incident that happened under broad daylight. The footage uploaded by Sarath Sivaraman G in a Facebook group shows a Ford Aspire at high speed can be seen taking a fast corner. Due to the high speed of the vehicle, it could not change direction in time and went on to collide with a parked Maruti Suzuki Alto. A high-speed marked Police TUV300 vehicle can be seen chasing the Aspire in the same video too.
A second angle of the street from a different CCTV shows that the high-speed Aspire after hitting the first vehicle lost its control and crashed into another vehicle parked on the other side of the road. The footage also shows that the Aspire missed hitting a pedestrian narrowly too. The Mahindra TUV300 can be seen in the video taken from the second angle too.
It is not known what exactly happened with the driver of the Aspire after the cops caught him. Reportedly, he was driving the vehicle in a drunk state, which is why the police were chasing him to make him stop. However, it is possible that the person did not stop due to the fear of the cops, who can impose huge fines for the drunk driving and can even seize the vehicle.
Driving drunk can also lead to jail punishment and huge cash fines too. However, we are not sure about the exact punishment awarded to the culprit in this particular case. Drinking driving is one of the major causes of accidents on Indian roads. While the police forces of major cities often set-up road blockades to check for drunk driving with the help of breathalyzers, the cops from smaller cities and towns do not get such high-tech equipment to curb the drunk driving menace. In the National Capital Region alone, thousands are caught every year for drunk driving and many are awarded jail terms too.
Driving or riding under the influence of alcohol causes poor judgement on the roads that increases the probability of an accident by multiple folds. Often, after a heavy drinking session night, the effects of alcohol do not go away the next morning too. Also, alcohol can make your actions slow and lethargic, which is why driving or operating heavy machinery under the influence is extremely dangerous. One should always take a cab or let a sober person drive during such times.