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Drunk Driving: Odisha Police Seize Porsche, Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz and Range Rover [Video]

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Drunk driving is one of the biggest problems that India faces. Earlier, people used to escape the police authorities because of corruption and power. However, things have started to change as police authorities have become more stringent. Recently in Odisha, a number of high-end luxury cars were seized because their drivers were drunk. These luxury cars included Porsche, BMW, Mercedes Benz, and Audi, along with others.

Luxury Cars Seized in Odisha

The video showing all of the cars seized by the Odisha Police has been shared on YouTube by Kanak News. It can be noted that there are several cars in a parking lot, including a number of luxury cars. We can note that there is a Porsche Cayenne, BMW X7, Mercedes Benz EQC, and a Range Rover Velar.

Drunk Driving: Odisha Police Seize Porsche, Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz and Range Rover [Video]

In addition, there was also an Audi A4, Toyota Innova Crysta, 2 Hyundai Cretas, Maruti Suzuki Swift, and Renault Kiger. Also, we can note that the police had also seized a Toyota Fortuner, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, and a Tata Nexon as well.

What Happened?

Drunk Driving: Odisha Police Seize Porsche, Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz and Range Rover [Video]

It has been reported that these luxury cars, along with standard cars, have been seized by Commissionerate Police. The report stated that the drivers of these vehicles were caught under the influence of alcohol.

Drunk Driving: Odisha Police Seize Porsche, Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz and Range Rover [Video]

So these vehicles were seized and towed to the premises of Traffic Police Station-II at Patrapada in Bhubaneswar. It has been stated by the police that they have adopted a zero-tolerance stance against drunk drivers.

Due to this, they have launched a special drive against people committing drunk driving. The police last Sunday night carried out checking and blocking across the city. During this crackdown, a number of drivers were caught drunk, and because of this, the police authorities seized their vehicles.

Drunk Driving: Odisha Police Seize Porsche, Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz and Range Rover [Video]

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It has been stated by the Odisha Police that if a driver is caught for the first time for driving under the influence of alcohol, the police can directly seize their vehicle. The driver will then be asked to appear before court to get back his vehicle.

However, if the driver is caught for the second time, the vehicle will get seized, and the driver’s driving license will be canceled. Lastly, if the same driver is caught for the third time under drunk driving, the registration of their vehicle will be canceled. In addition, their driving license will also be permanently canceled.

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Drunk Driving Statistics

Drunk Driving: Odisha Police Seize Porsche, Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz and Range Rover [Video]

It has been reported that in Delhi, as per the data from the police authorities, 16,173 people were booked for drunken driving in 2023. Meanwhile, during 2022, only 2,225 such cases were found. Additionally, 2,831 cases were reported in 2021, and 3,986 cases were reported in 2020.

The data also highlighted that drunk driving was a major cause of road accidents, especially during the night. Among the people who died in road accidents in the city in the year 2022, men constituted 90% of the total fatalities.

Drunk Driving: Odisha Police Seize Porsche, Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz and Range Rover [Video]

The traffic police on New Year’s Eve alone issued over 3,000 challans for drunk driving. Out of these, 360 challans were issued to the people caught for driving under the influence of alcohol.

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