Drunk Driver Crashes into Assam Map Structure During Durga Puja Festivities

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Saturday, October 21, 2023
Drunk Driver Crashes into Assam Map Structure During Durga Puja Festivities
Irresponsible Behavior Strikes on Guwahati's Zoo Road as Drunk Driver Crashes
Guwahati, October 21, 2023 - Despite rigorous surveillance and stringent fines, the menace of drunk driving continues to rear its head, even during the festive season. On the first day of Durga Puja, a shocking incident unfolded as a drunk driver plowed into the railing boundary of the Assam map structure, located at the renowned Zoo Tiniali trisection atop the Shraddhanjali Flyover in Guwahati's Zoo Road area. The incident occurred on October 20, leaving the community in shock.

The vehicle involved in this unfortunate event was identified as a Mahindra XUV 700, bearing the registration number AS01 FP 3591. The XUV 700 was en route from the Chandmari area to Ganeshguri when it caused substantial damage to the state map structure, a significant landmark in the region.

The accident resulted in injuries to two individuals, a home guard, and a civilian, both of whom were promptly rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention. Local law enforcement swiftly responded to the scene and discovered an empty liquor bottle inside the car. In light of this discovery, the authorities wasted no time in apprehending the drunk driver and the vehicle's occupant. Simultaneously, they impounded the XUV 700 as evidence.

This incident serves as a stark reminder of the persisting issue of drunk driving in the region, especially during festive periods when celebratory spirits often lead to irresponsible behavior on the roads. The consequences, as seen in this case, can be disastrous, causing harm to innocent individuals and significant damage to public property.

Law enforcement agencies, in their unwavering commitment to ensuring road safety, have been diligent in cracking down on such incidents. However, the responsibility lies not only with the authorities but also with individuals to make responsible choices and refrain from consuming alcohol if they intend to drive. Public awareness campaigns, along with strict enforcement of laws, are pivotal in curbing this perilous behavior.

As this incident is currently under investigation, further details will emerge in due course. Nevertheless, it is crucial for the community to unite in their efforts to prevent drunk driving, particularly during occasions when the joy of celebration can quickly turn into tragedy. By doing so, they can contribute to a safer and more responsible road environment for all.