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Drinking wine and driving? Mumbai Police tweet sets the record straight

Mumbai police, known for their witty tweets and replies, responded to a Twitter user enquiring about the drink and drive policy.

January 31, 2022 / 02:34 PM IST
Mumbai police said that if a breath test detects alcohol, the user would be a “guest behind bars”.

Mumbai police said that if a breath test detects alcohol, the user would be a “guest behind bars”.

When a Twitter user asked if drinking wine and driving was punishable, Mumbai police jumped in with a quirky retort. It all started with senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut saying “wine is not liquor”.

“Wine is not liquor. If wine sale increases, farmers will get benefit from it. We've done this to double farmers' income. BJP only opposes but does nothing for farmers,” Raut told ANI on the Maharashtra government’s decision to allow sale of wine in supermarkets and walk-in stores in the state.

Twitter user Shivam Vahia sent a tweet out soon after quoting Raut’s statement.

“So if I drink wine and drive, will Mumbai Police put me behind bars or show me the nearest bar?” Vahia, who is an engineer with a verified profile, tweeted.