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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 16 December 2018

Diplomat's son jailed for three months

Kuwaiti man assaulted police as he resisted arrest for reckless driving

A diplomat’s son who insulted police officers after being stopped for reckless driving has been sentenced to three months in prison.

The Kuwaiti man, aged 30, was spotted speeding in Al Barsha area in Dubai by officers on patrol on May 2 his year.

Dubai Criminal Court heard that when police pulled the driver over and asked him for ID he refused.

He then verbally insulted the officers as well as trying to punch one of them as they both attempted to arrest him.

“As my colleague and I tried to handcuff him he resisted and threatened that both of us would be fired," said one officer. “He said a person like him wouldn’t spend one minute in custody.”

At an initial court hearing last October, the accused man denied charges of assault as well as threatening and insulting the police officers.

He was found guilty and sentenced to three months in jail to be followed by deportation.