Five persons were recently caught taking driving tests as proxy drivers for others in Sundargarh district.
Four people were reportedly slapped with a fine of Rs 55,000 by the Motor Vehicle Inspector while another person was booked and forwarded to court for arriving at the driving licence testing centre in a drunken state.
The applicants ,who used hired proxy drivers, have beeb barred by the Transport Department.
Police have restarted checking for documents and imposing hefty fines as prescribed by the new motor vehicles act. A man was fined Rs 26,000 on Tuesday after his minor son was caught riding a scooter at Baranga near Cuttack.