Speeding for fast food led to cop chase
A crazed driver who sped through Dubai at 200kph and drove on the hard shoulder to avoid radars has had his modified motor seized by cops.
Dubai Traffic Police said the Emirati, who is in his 20s, told cops he sped away from police patrols that pursued him because he was in a rush to get food.
The incident happened as the motorist drove his 4x4 towards Oud Al Mutaina in Dubai at around 2am.
A police official said: “The motorist was driving at a high speed and was recklessly changing lanes. He didn’t care about the safety of other road users.
“A police patrol tried to stop him when he approached Al Khawaneej roundabout but he became more wild and turned off his lights so that we could not identify his number plate.
“The engine had been modified to increase the speed of the vehicle. We finally arrested him when he stopped.
“He confessed that he was driving at 200kph and said that when he saw a radar he drove on the hard shoulder so it did not flash him.”
Head of the traffic Police Department, General Mohammed Saif Al Zafeen, added: “I can’t believe that his family didn’t know he had modified his vehicle in this way. His father came to apologise and wanted to take the car back but we refused. It will remain impounded.”
The driver has been referred to traffic prosecution to decide what charges he will face.