Man jailed in UAE for going 160kph and jumping 12 red lights
Sharjah’s Criminal Courts have sentenced a GCC national to six months in prison. The crime? He was driving 160 kilometres per hour and went through 12 red lights.
According to Emarat Al Youm, the accused driver was in a Toyota Prado going from Sharjah to Ajman.
While on his dangerous journey, the motorist almost crashed into three other vehicles and could have injured two people. The motorist was accompanied by a passenger who sat in the front.
UAE Police sent ten patrols to arrest the driver when he refused their orders to pull over immediately.
The driver did pull over once, but as soon as a police officer exited his vehicle he started the car again and attempted to run the driver over. The police then had to disable the driver’s tyres to stop him from escaping.
The brave officers then managed to handcuff the motorist and his passenger, taking them to the police station.
The accused driver has confessed to his actions and claimed that indeed he was trying to flee from the patrol. The passenger said that he did not try to resist the police during the time of the arrest.
This comes during a time when the UAE has repeatedly stressed the need to be cautious while driving. New measures have been put in place to stop tailgating on UAE roads, and the Police have issued warnings about driving safely in the rain.