Two teenagers are being sentenced to imprisonment after driving illegally and ramming into a Dubai Police car in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Driving without a license in the UAE is a big no, especially for those aged under 18 years old. Dubai Police reports the teenagers, aged 14 and 15 years old respectively, were being monitored by a surveillance patrol vehicle in Al Warqa’a at 4 am yesterday as they suspected their driving style posed a threat to motorists on the neighbouring roads.
Despite warning them to stop, the teenager denied police’s orders and eventually crashed into the cop car, and veered off to the opposite lane of the road until police successfully stopped them.
When asked to present his driver’s license, the 14-year-old confessed his age and revealed he borrowed his elder brother’s vehicle without his consent.
Both the juvenile and the 15-year-old’s have been arrested for their actions. The case has been referred to the Public Prosecution and legal action will be taken on a line-up of violations, including reckless driving, endangering motorists and pedestrians’ lives, driving without a license, crashing into a police car and damaging public property.
Once again, Dubai Police warns parents to keep an eye on their children’s whereabouts.
“Children should be taught to be responsible and to avoid dangerous activities or going out without supervision. Children should be aware that these restrictions are set to protect them and parents should be the ones to positively influence their behaviours.”Brigadier Saeed Hamad Bin Sulaiman Al Malik, Director of Al Rashidiya Police Station