Driver caught drifting on UAE road, gets jail term, Dh40,000 fine


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Al Ain - His driving license was also withdrawn, while confiscating his vehicle.

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Published: Wed 30 Oct 2019, 9:33 AM

Last updated: Thu 31 Oct 2019, 8:35 AM

A motorist has been sentenced to three months in jail and fined Dh40,000 by the Al Ain Traffic Court for performing dangerous stunts and drifting on a public road.
"The driver's car has been confiscated and suspension of his driving licence ordered," sources said.
Court records showed that the motorist - a GCC national - had intentionally performed the stunts on the road posing a grave risk to road users' life and endangering safety.
On being alerted about a mishap after a video on the road stunt went viral on social media, the Al Ain Police summoned the driver, and referred him to the traffic prosecution. He was then brought to the Al Ain Traffic Court, which pronounced the ruling.

The UAE has been witnessing a number of road stunts recently, and the public was warned against such dangerous and illegal practices.
In August this year, three young drivers were arrested in Sharjah for performing road stunts and car drifts, following orders issued by the Khor Fakkan Prosecution.
The trio was initially spotted by the Federal Investigation Bureau of the Public Prosecutor in a viral video on social media.

The prosecution launched investigations, tracked down the drivers - aged 23, 24 and 25 - and arrested them. They have been placed in temporary detention.

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