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Tailgater accused of ramming car, punching driver in Dubai road rage


DUBAI – A Jordanian student has landed in court for allegedly punching a 51-year-old Pakistani driver and ramming his car in a road rage incident.

The courtheard on Monday that the Jordanian tailgated the Pakistani’s car and flashed his vehicle’s headlights during the February incident.

The Pakistani did not give way immediately and the Jordanian rammed his vehicle. When they both alighted from their vehicles, a row ensued and the student punched the driver on the ear, records showed.

“He got angrier when he saw me clicking pictures to document the damages that he had caused to the public-department car that I was driving. He also snatched the phone away from my hand… Then he kicked me in my waist,” the driver testified.

He reported the incident to the police, who summoned the student for questioning.

He was referred to public prosecutors who charged him of assault that caused the driver a 10 percent permanent disability in his ear.

The Jordanian pleaded not guilty when he appeared before the Dubai Court of First Instance on Monday.

“We had a heated argument that developed into a fight … we brawled but I am sorry and I didn’t mean to assault him,” he told the judge.

The trial resumes on December 18. DAJ/Expat Media


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