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Motor Vehicles Act, 1988


185. Driving  by a  drunken person  or  by  a  person  under  the influence of  drugs.

Whoever, while driving, or attempting to drive, a motor vehicle,--

  1. has,  in his  blood, alcohol  in any quantity, howsoever small the quantity may be, or

  2. is under the influence of a drug to such an extent as to be incapable of exercising proper control over the vehicle.shall be punishable for the first offence with imprisonment for a term which may  extend to  six months, or with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees, or with both; and for a second or subsequent offence, if committed  within three  years of  the commission  of the  previous similar offence, with imprisonment for term which mayextend to  two years,  or with fine which may extend to three thousand rupees, or with both.

Explanation.--For the purposes of this section, the drug or drugs specified by the Central Government in this behalf, by notification in the Official Gazette, shall be deemed to render a person in capable of Exercising proper control over a motor vehicle.



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