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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 September 2018

Angry motorist who caused a man partial hearing loss convicted by Dubai court

The man punched a Dubai Municipality employee after crashing into his car for driving too slowly

A motorist who assaulted a Dubai Municipality employee leaving him with partial hearing loss was sentenced to a six-month suspended prison term.

On February 26, the 51-year-old Pakistani was driving in Bur Dubai when a 24-year-old Jordanian man beeped his horn and shouted at him to drive faster.

“Which I couldn’t do,” the victim, who works at Dubai Municipality, told Dubai Criminal Court.

“He then crashed his car into mine from behind,” the man said.

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

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

The municipality worker 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 went 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 so we did,” he said.

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

The accused denied a charge of physical assault and causing permanent disability when he appeared in court last November.

On Wednesday, the Jordanian was convicted and given a suspended 6-month-prison sentence. He will be deported immediately.

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