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Drink driver sentenced to 80 lashes

An Emirati man was sentenced today to 80 lashes and a Dh26,000 fine for drink driving offences in Abu Dhabi's Criminal Court of First Instance.

ABU DHABI // An Emirati man was sentenced today to 80 lashes and a Dh26,000 fine for drink driving offences in the Criminal Court of First Instance. KHS was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol, consumption of alcohol, possession of alcohol, violation of public decency, sudden swerving, not abiding by traffic rules and damaging another's vehicle. Prosecutors said that he hit a woman's car on May 25 while driving in Abu Dhabi. He was tested for alcohol at a police station, but his attorney argued the urine sample had been obtained through "inappropriate" procedures. * The National