• Bassam Radi, Managing Editor

He deliberately collided with the police patrol

Reckless driver has been arrested by Dubai Police for driving on the opposite direction of the road

Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui

A reckless driver has been arrested by police along with his two friends for driving his car without plate number in the on the opposite direction of the road on Jabel Ali-Lehbab Road, failing to comply with the instructions of police officers, hitting a police patrol, and endangering the lives of other road users, said senior police officer.

According to Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, director general of Dubai police traffic department, the police patrol spotted the man while driving his SUV recklessly.

“The driver refused to comply with the officers’ instructions, and ignored the police’s siren and loudspeaker,” “The reckless motorist took a wrong turn and started driving in the wrong direction towards Dubai-Al-Ain Road,” Brig. Al Mazrouei said.

Brigadier Al Mazroui said that the suspect was driving in the opposite direction of the road, he saw the police car coming so he deliberately hit the police vehicle before he headed to Sharjah-bound Emirates Road. “As he continued driving recklessly, the driver lost control and veered off the road with a busted tyre before his vehicle broke down and came to a complete stop,” Brig. Al Mazroui added.

Brig. Al Mazroui said the police patrol arrested the reckless driver and his two accomplices for further legal action.

He noted that Article 21 of the UAE federal law of 1995 concerning Road Traffic states that driving a vehicle without a plate number in a way that endangers people's lives and causes damage to their property while failing to comply with police orders, is punishable by imprisonment for a period of no less than a month and not exceeding three years, and a fine not exceeding three hundred thousand dirhams, as well as suspending the driver’s license for two years and depriving the driver of the right to obtain a renewed license for a similar period. If the driver had no valid license, judicial authorities will be asked to deprive the driver the right to obtain a new driving license for not less than four years in addition to confiscating the vehicle used in committing such offences.

Brigadier Al Mazrouei urged public to report reckless drivers via the Police Eye service available on the Dubai police smart app.

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