Bengaluru: A major accident was averted by the traffic police on Wednesday afternoon. The traffic police, after receiving a complaint from a biker against rash driving, chased a bus carrying nursery school children and stopped the bus at Marathahalli for driving rashly. On checking, the bus driver was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.
The bus was carrying four students of Chaitanya Techno School at Marathahalli, apart from a helper. According to the police, by the time they flagged him down around 1.30 pm, the driver, Prabhakar (23), had already dropped several children to their homes.
“The driver got down and fled from the spot. He fell into a roadside gutter. It was evident that he was drunk. An alcometer test showed a reading of 51 mg/100 ml of blood, as against a permissible limit of 30 mg/100 ml,” said a senior traffic police officer.
The police informed the school management who rushed to the spot and made alternative transport arrangements to ensure that the remaining children were dropped home safely.
The KR Puram traffic police seized the vehicle and the licence of the driver. They have registered a case against him.