Ace TV anchor Machiraju Pradeep, who was booked for drunk driving in early hours of Monday, did not appear for the counseling session at Begumpet Traffic Police Station on Tuesday.
As per reports, Pradeep absconded, and his mobile number is in unreachable mode. It is learnt that Pradeep is also not residing at his home from the past four days.
North Zone Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) T Amarkanth Reddy said, “Pradeep has time to appear for the counselling till Friday this week. If he fails to attend the counselling session, we will file a charge sheet against him in the court.”
The blood alcohol content (BAC) of Pradeep when he was tested with breathalyzer was 178 mg/100 ml of blood. Anything more than 35 mg/100 ml is punishable.