A drunk police sergeant who was driving a car on his way from Bingiriya to attend a medical clinic at the Colombo National Hospital ran over a 67-year-old man yesterday injuring him seriously.
Police have arrested the officer and have also taken steps to interdict him. The suspect police sergeant was attached to Bingiriya police station.
The Sergeant was in his car travelling to attend a medical clinic at the Colombo National Hospital when he hit a pedestrian who was crossing the road.
The injured man is a resident of Bowatta town of Bingiriya.
The Traffic Division of Bingiriya police station stated that a breathalyzer test confirmed that the police officer was drunk. The police say that legal action will be taken against this officer for causing an accident by drunk driving.