Prateik Babbar rams SUV into scooter: Booked for rash driving, refuses to give blood sample

Prateik Babbar rams SUV into scooter: Booked for rash driving, refuses to give blood sample
The actor has been booked under the Motor Vehicles Act for now and his car has been seized (screengrabs from the video)

Bollywood actor Prateik Babbar, who was booked for rash and negligent driving by Goa police on Wednesday, has refused to give his blood sample for analysis.

According to officials, cops wanted his blood sample to check whether the actor was driving under the influence of alcohol.

Prateik drove his car – a white Volvo XC40 – into a one-way street and allegedly dashed a scooter on the Panaji-Mapusa highway last evening, following which a case of rash and negligent driving was registered against him.

“When (Prateik) Babbar was taken for medical examination at the state-run Asilo Hospital in Mapusa town, he refused to give his blood sample,” Porvorim police station inspector Paresh Naik was quoted as saying.

The actor, in his early 30s, has been booked under Motor Vehicles Act and his car has been seized by cops.

Police are also investigating if he can be booked under sections of the Indian Penal Code since he allegedly threatened the rider during their altercation.

The “Dhobi Ghat” actor has been called at the Porvorim police station for questioning today.

The complainant, Paulo Correa (21), on Wednesday, alleged that the car driven by Prateik dashed against his scooter when he was riding with his sister. He also claimed that the actor abused him during their argument following the mishap.

Meanwhile, Prateik filed a complaint against Correa, alleging that his scooter smashed his car’s window-shield.

Prateik Babbar, the son of actors Raj Babbar and late Smita Patil, has worked in films like “Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na”, “Dhobi Ghat”, “Dum Maro Dum” and “My Friend Pinto”.

He was most recently seen in “Baaghi 2”.

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