Cop Seriously Injured As Drink-Driver Rams Barricade

CENPublished: March 28, 2018
Published: March 28, 2018

A head constable was seriously injured when a drink-driver rammed his car through a police checkpoint.

Cops had set up the checkpoint in the city of Kakinada in the south-eastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh State to enforce the law about motorcyclists wearing helmets.

But a video shows that one car driver would not tolerate being stopped.

He is seen trying to pull around a stopped tuk-tuk as officers try to stop him.

After he clears the tuk-tuk, one officer pulls a metal barrier in front of the car in a last-ditch attempt to make it stop.

Not only does it fail to stop the car, the action results in the officer going under its wheels as the suspect drives off.

The policeman, an unnamed head constable, was reportedly rushed to the nearby Government General Hospital.

He was said to be "severely" injured but no further details were given.

Local media say the driver was apprehended in another part of the city.

He was named as Sidda Srinivas, 21, an engineering student at a private college in the city.

He and the five other people in the car were all reported to have been drunk.

Police Deputy Superintendent P. Ravi Varma said of the student: "Despite appeals from the cops on duty, he drove the car causing severe injuries."

Srinivas is reportedly being prosecuted for attempting to kill a person in authority and reckless driving.

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