Dubai tourist racks up over $60,000 in speeding tickets

Dubai tourist racks up over $60,000 in speeding tickets

Farah Hashi, from Newport in South Wales, is stranded in the United Arab Emirates city because he can not afford to pay and does not have access to his passport, his family have told MailOnline.

The National reports that the 25-year-old driver was snapped by speeding cameras no less than 33 times in the hours after renting the mid-engine supercar.

Most of the fines imposed were results of over speeding offences taking place minutes apart and two in fact occurred within 60 seconds.

The dealership that rented the Lamborghini revealed that the tourist left his passport as a guarantee for the auto, but they're refusing to reclaim the vehicle for fear of being liable to pay the fines. We have tried to contact him but he hasn't answered yet. I do not understand why he would do this'.

Hashi could also face a prison sentence if the court finds in favour of the rental vehicle agency and he is unable to pay the money owed.

For now it's unclear what the outcome will be but Hashi was due to end his Dubai vacation on Wednesday.

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Dubai tourist racks up over $60,000 in speeding tickets

His brother Adman, 50, said Farah is now stranded in the Middle East because he can not afford to pay the "ridiculous" fine and has no way of getting his passport back.

Farah racked up the fines in less than four hours last Tuesday after setting off every speed camera on the Sheikh Zayed Road.

Going over Dubai's 50mph limit is an automatic 3,000 dirham fine, which works out to roughly £600.

The problem is that he committed 33 traffic violations of speeding at the wheel of a rented auto.

With the driver legally off the hook, for now, the dealer fears he could go to the embassy and claim he lost his passport in order to get home scot-free and avoid paying the colossal fine.

By beginning legal action Hashi will not be allowed to leave even if the passport is returned and the sports auto retrieved from outside the hotel.


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