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UAE police chase: Emirati motorist jailed


DUBAI – An Emirati motorist will be spending six months in jail after leading Sharjah and Ajman police in a high speed chase that nearly caused five accidents.

Police said the man drove at more than 160kph and had jumped 12 red lights as he tried to avoid arrest during the November 2019 incident. Ten police patrol vehicles were dispatched to stop him.

The Emirati driver was first spotted jumping the red light in Sharjah Industrial Area 2. Driving a Toyota Prado, he was being chased by a civilian car driven by an Ajman Police officer.

“The [Toyota Prado] was going at more than 160kph and… the driver nearly caused three crashes and two run-over accidents,” a Sharjah policeman testified.

The car also rammed into the pavement. Police were able to bring the high-speed chase to an end after shooting the car’s back tyres.

The Emirati was referred to the Sharjah criminal court where he was convicted of speeding, jumping the red light, reckless driving, endangering the lives of others and resisting arrest. ICA/Expat Media

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