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Bail To 17 Year-Old Drunk Porsche Driver Who Killed 2: Write Essay, Do Public Service

Porsche accident

In the wee hours of Sunday, 19th May 2024, a Porsche sports car driven by a minor under the influence of alcohol in Pune crashed into a motorcycle. Sadly, two youngsters on the two-wheeler lost their lives in this accident. The accident happened near Kalyani Nagar in Pune. In this case, the minor was granted bail by the Juvenile Justice Board with several conditions, all of which appear very lenient.

Why bail with such lenient conditions?

  1. The accused was a minor at the time when the accident happened.
  2. Regular criminal laws do not apply to minors.
  3. In case of minors, the accused doesn’t appear in front of a regular court but the juvenile justice board.

The board granted bail with the following conditions:

  • The accused should work with the Yerawada traffic police for 15 days.
  • Additionally, the accused must write an essay on the accident.
  • Apart from this, the accused must also receive treatment from a doctor to help him quit drinking.
  • The accused is also required to undergo psychiatric counseling and submit a related report.

The accident happened at around 3:15 a.m. on Sunday. The victims, identified as Anis Awadhiya and Ashwini Costa, were traveling on their two-wheeler when they were hit by a Porsche driven by a drunk minor.

Talking to ANI, DCP Magar said, “A bike rider and pillion rider were killed when a speeding car hit them from behind in the Kalyani Nagar area last night. The accused has been arrested, and an FIR has been registered. We are also verifying the certificates to ascertain the accused’s age, as he claims to be a minor.”

In a statement to Pune Pulse, the accused juvenile’s lawyer had this to say,

My client, Vedant Agarwal, was apprehended in connection with an incident registered at Yerwada police station. The Honorable Court exhibited leniency by granting my client bail under specific conditions. We maintain complete confidence in the ongoing investigation and pledge to extend our full cooperation to the law enforcement agencies. It is incumbent upon my client to adhere to the stringent conditions set forth by the Honorable Court. We remain committed to attending all legal proceedings and await the outcome of the investigation.

Bail To 17 Year-Old Drunk Porsche Driver Who Killed 2: Write Essay, Do Public Service
Porsche accident

After the accident, the minor was charged with rash and negligent driving and causing harm by endangering life or personal safety under IPC sections 304A, 279, 337, 338, and 427, along with relevant sections of the Maharashtra Motor Vehicle Act. The local police took action and informed the juvenile’s father and the bar that had served him alcohol illegally.

Both parties were charged under Sections 75 and 77 of the Juvenile Justice Act, according to the Pune city police. After crashing into the two-wheeler, the car lost control and crashed into the roadside pavement and railing before coming to a stop.

Drunk Driving

Drunk driving is a major problem not just in India but around the world. We would never recommend anyone drive under the influence of alcohol, and there are several reasons behind that. When you are drunk, you usually have no control over the vehicle you are operating. Intoxicated individuals often have compromised senses and slower response times to road obstacles, posing a risk not only to themselves but also to other road users.

In simple terms, the response time to obstacles is delayed due to the alcohol in your blood, which often leads to accidents. In this case, the person driving the car was not only drunk but also a minor. He was driving an expensive and powerful Porsche sports car.

Driving such cars requires experience, and if you lose control of such a vehicle, regaining it is often challenging. Driving is a responsibility, which is why driving licenses are issued only at the age of 18 in India. If your child really wants to drive a car or a bike, take him or her to a private track or closed road where he or she is not a threat to other individuals on the road.