A government doctor has been arrested for allegedly driving in an inebriated condition and rammed into a wall near the residence of Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb in Agartala.

Police said the doctor, posted at the Tripura Medical College, was driving a car that did not have a number plate.

According to police, he drove the car recklessly and whisk past the barricades put up before the CM’s residence around 10.30 pm on Thursday.

The police personnel, who were standing near the barricades, had to jump off the road to save them.

He then crashed the car into the boundary wall of the MLA Hostel, police said.

“The chief minister, who was out for night walk, was standing nearby,” a police officer said.

The doctor was immediately arrested and booked on the attempt to murder charge, police said.

A beer bottle and a liquor bottle were recovered from the doctor’s car, they said.

The Chief Judicial Magistrate 9CJM)’s court Dorothy Debbarma on Friday remanded him to judicial custody till January 3.

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