If you become a victim of an accident with a drunken driver, then you will also be responsible for that accident. This decision of the Madras High Court has come only in the case of an accident.
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If you are traveling in a car with a drunk driver, then your troubles are going to increase now. In this case you can also be arrested. Madras High Court Said in one of its decisions that if you are traveling in a car and the driver is drunk and you have not drunk alcohol, you can still face legal action. If you become a victim of an accident with a drunken driver, then you will also be responsible for that accident.
This decision of the Madras High Court has come only in the case of an accident. In this case, a passenger was traveling with a drunken driver and they became a victim of an accident. Later, a case of negligence was registered against him, against which he had approached the High Court and sought quashing of the cases registered against him.
Court dismissed the petition
However, the High Court dismissed the man’s plea, where the drunken driver had rammed three people, killing them on the spot and injuring three others. Then there were two other people in the car who were held responsible for the death due to negligence. At the same time, the police had registered a case of death due to negligence against the three people including the driver of the car. A woman and her brother were traveling in the car who met with an accident in which three lives were lost – they had sought acquittal from the case.
However, the court said, “All the three accused have equal criminal responsibility, who went out to travel with a drunken driver at a difficult time, just because one man was driving and others were sitting – there is no difference.” . In this case it was 3.30 in the morning and the accident happened near the beach for those who were drunk and after the party, it seems in itself that the driver may have been instigated to drive.” In such a situation, a case is also made against him under sections 111 and 113 of the IPC.
, Attention If you are traveling with a drunk driver then you are also responsible for the accident