Actor Jai , was arrested for allegedly driving a car under the influence of alcohol and hitting a divider in Adyar early on Thursday.
The police said that Mr. Jai and Premgi Amaren, along with a few other film artistes, partied at a star hotel in Nungambakkam till 2 a.m.
Later, he left for his house at Indira Nagar along with his friends.
When the car was on the Adyar flyover, he lost control and hit the divider.
The traffic police came to the spot. Using a breath analyser, the police found that he had been drinking.
He was booked under Sections 185 of the Motor Vehicles Act and 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) of the Indian Penal Code.
Sources said the actor was booked in 2014 after his vehicle rammed a median near Kasi Theatre.
He was caught for drunken driving for the second time in three years by the Chennai police.
He has been released on bail but the police have now decided to recommend to the transport department that his license be cancelled.