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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 13 December 2018

Angry motorist assaulted 'slow driver' leaving him with partial hearing loss, Dubai court hears

Accused attacked him after 'crashing into his car'

An angry motorist assaulted a Dubai Municipality employee and left him with partial hearing loss, Dubai Criminal Court heard on Monday.

The 51-year-old Pakistani man was driving in Dubai on February 26 when a Jordanian man, 24, sounded his horn then shouted at him to drive faster.

“Which I couldn't do,” the alleged victim told the court.

“He then crashed his car into mine from the back,” he said.

The victim said he got out of his car and began taking pictures of the accident as evidence.

The defendant then allegedly got out of his vehicle, screamed at him, then snatched the phone out of the victim’s hand and assaulted him.

The Pakistani man told the court that the defendant punched him on his ear which affected his balance, so he fell to the ground before the man kicked his waist.

“We called police, but they couldn't come so we headed to Al Barsha Police Station where we were told to return to the location of the accident and wait for Bur Dubai police to arrive since the incident happened in Bur Dubai, so we did,” he said.

A medical report showed the victim suffered a 10 per cent permanent disability due to the assault and partial hearing loss in his left ear.

In court on Monday, the accused denied a charge of physical assault and causing permanent disability.

The next hearing is scheduled for December 18.