DUBAI // A man killed his friend in a car accident while driving under the influence of drugs, a court has been told.
EA, 29, from Oman, was charged with consuming drugs, driving and speeding while under the influence of drugs, causing the death of a person and damaging public property. He has denied the charges.
The Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance was told yesterday that on June 15 last year, EA was driving to Oman after a visit to the UAE.
He and his friend KG were under the influence of morphine, oxazepam, temazepam and other drugs as the car drove along Hatta Road near the border guard camp, prosecutors said.
EA was driving on the two-lane road at 130kph, which was faster than the designated limit, according to a technical committee report on the accident.
Court records showed he lost control of his Toyota Corolla and swerved across the road, hit a concrete barrier, then rebounded to the right.
The report said the car left the road for at least 30 metres, overturned and hit a tree about 119 metres from the point of impact.
KG suffered injuries to his head, chest and other parts of his body. He also suffered bleeding in his brain and other damage, which killed him almost immediately.
The next hearing is scheduled for June 20.