Dubai: An Emirati driver was sentenced to 1 12 months in jail for endangering the lives of two policemen who tried to grab his automobile over engine modifications.

A Dubai Court docket of First Occasion heard a 24-year-old Emirati policeman testify that in November 2019, he was patrolling on Jumeirah Highway previous midnight along with his colleague, when he noticed a four-wheel-drive automobile creating a really loud noise.

He turned on the siren on the police patrol automobile, stopped the automobile and requested the Emirati defendant to current his driving licence and registration. “I informed him that he dedicated a visitors offence by making a loud noise, modifying the automobile’s engine and by having heavy tinting on the window glasses. He admitted that he had no permission to switch the engine. I informed him that we must seize his automobile,” the Emirati policeman acknowledged.

The policeman requested the 23-year-old defendant to show off the engine and went in entrance of the automobile to test the plate quantity. The defendant then tried to run over the policeman. “I used to be nearly run over by the defendant, however managed to maneuver away shortly. The automobile hit my left hand and the defendant escaped,” he added.

The 2 policemen then chased the defendant till they reached Al Wasl Highway. “We drove aspect by aspect and I requested him to tug over, however he swerved all of the sudden on us and hit our patrol automobile,” the policeman added. The 2 policemen then monitored the defendant from a distance till he reached dwelling. They then known as for backup to arrest him.

Throughout interrogation, the defendant admitted to crashing into the police patrol automobile and inflicting damages to it.

Dubai Public Prosecution has charged the defendant with bodily assaulting the policeman, endangering the lives of the 2 policeman and damaging public property [the police patrol vehicle]. The damages have been estimated to be Dh4,574.

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