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Drunken Arun Vijay arrested after ramming a Chennai police van


Popular South-Indian actor Arun Vijay faced charges, after ramming his car into a police tempo earlier today at Nungambakkam.

According to sources, the actor was driving his luxury sedan from Valluvarkottam to Nungambakkam at 3 am. This is when he accidentally ran into the police vehicle parked at the entrance of the Nungambakkam police station.

It is said that the actor and his wife were returning home after attending the sangeet function of Rayane, actress Radhikaa Sarathkumar’s daughter, and cricketer Abhimanyu Mithun at a five-star hotel in the city.

The policemen found that he was drunk from the party and immediately registered a case. He has been charged under sections 185 and 279 of the Motor Vehicles Act and of the IPC respectively.

The incident occurred at around 3.30 am. After the impact of the vehicles, the right tyre of the van burst and his BMM car was jammed. Post registering a case for rash and drunken driving, an inquiry was held. He was also produced before a magistrate in the court of Allikulam. The police said that it is a bailable offence.

Sources added that the tempo had protected the police station by standing in the way. It has been noted that the city has witnessed several cases of drunken driving in the recent past.

In the month of July, a speeding Audi that was allegedly being driven by an inebriated woman took on and  knocked down a 54-year-old man. The woman, Aishwarya Wilton was a 26-year-old software engineer. She was also arrested.

Drunken driving laws in india are very strict, unlike most other traffic laws. This particular case involving an actor is not unprecedented. Bollywood actor Salman Khan also faced similar charges, which resulted in the death of four people.

The actor’s car has been kept in the Pondy Bazaar police station compound.

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