An MLA’s son, who hit an autorickshaw and a PCR van with his speeding BMW killing three persons and injuring five others, had consumed alcohol five times the permissible limit, police said today.
As per the breathanalyser test conducted soon after the incident, Siddharth Maharia’s alcohol level was found to be 152 mg/100 ml while the permissible limit is 30 mg/100 ml, Bala Ram, SHO, Ashok Nagar, said.
Siddharth, son of Independent MLA from Fatehpur Nandkishore Maharia, was allegedly driving the BMW at the speed of approximately 100 km/hr in the wee hours yesterday. The car first hit an autorickshaw and then rammed into a PCR van nearby, police said.
Of the four men who were in the autorickshaw, three were killed while one sustained injuries. Four policemen including an assistant sub inspector were also injured.
Siddharth, who was with his relative in the car, was arrested under section 304 of the IPC (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) yesterday.
He, however, claimed that he was not driving the car and also denied consuming alcohol.