Mumbai: Film and TV actor Ronit Roy, charged with rash and negligent driving, did not appear to be under the influence of alcohol when he rammed his speeding Mercedes into a Maruti car here, police said today.
Roy was arrested after the mishap, in which four members of a family were injured, yesterday morning and later granted bail. “After Roy’s arrest, he was taken to the civic-run Cooper Hospital for medical examination which suggested that he was not under the influence of alcohol,” a senior police official told.
“But to be on safer side, his blood samples had been sent to forensic laboratory where examination would help us know even the slightest presence of alcohol in his blood,” he added.
The 46-year-old TV star was behind the wheels of his Mercedes when he had rammed it into a WagonR car with four occupants at around 5.30 am in suburban Amboli, police said, adding the ‘Udaan’ star was driving towards the home of his actor-brother Rohit.
The Maruti car occupants — Deepak Darera (60), his wife Kaanta (56), and daughters Sneha (29) and Pooja (24), who stay at suburban Andheri, were on their way for a picnic to famous hill station Matheran, police said.
Kaanta suffered severe injuries on her back, Pooja had stitches on her head, whereas Deepak injured his hand. Sneha received light injuries. All four were taken to Kokilaben Hospital by Roy himself.