Tamil actor Jai reportedly arrested for driving under the influence in Chennai

FP Staff

Sep,22 2017 20:20 55 IST

Tamil actor Jai Sampath was recently arrested for driving under the influence, as the actor reportedly rammed his Audi into the divider of the Adayar flyover in Chennai late at night (around 2:30 am) on Thursday. Sampath was allegedly arrested and subsequently released on bail.

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A case has been filed against the actor under section 185 (driving by a drunken person or by a person under the influence of drugs) of the Motor Vehicles Act and section 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) of the Indian Penal Code.

The actor was allegedly found not carrying his driving license, vehicle insurance or RC book, according to an India.com report.

Sampath was reportedly inebriated as he drove his car, after having partied at a high-end hotel on Wednesday night. Actor Premji Amaren was also in the car with Sampath at the time of the accident, according to an Indian Express report.

Sampath apparently has a similar case that was registered against him back in 2014, wherein the actor rammed his car into a divider on the flyover near Kasi theater in Chennai. Due to this, the Chennai traffic police reportedly suggested cancelling the actor's driving license all together, according to a Times of India report.

Sampath currently has a release lined up in the form of the movie Balloon which is all set to release on 27 September. The film stars Anjali and Janani Iyer alongside Sampath, and the background score has been given by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The movie was in the headlines recently as it reportedly features a tribute song 'Neenga Shut Up Pannunga' — to Bigg Boss Tamil's popular contestant Oviya Helen, modeled after her famous punchline on the reality show.