x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Dubai court jails British tourist and driver for fight over fare dispute

A tourist and a taxi driver were both sentenced to jail for a brawl that broke out over the fare.

DUBAI // A tourist and a taxi driver who fought each other in a dispute over the fare have both been sentenced to jail.

JC, a 29-year-old British tourist, was found guilty of assault and sentenced to six months in prison, but found not guilty of insulting the driver and stealing Dh600 from him.

YA, a 42-year-old Jordanian taxi driver, was also found guilty of assault and sentenced to three months in prison.

The taxi driver's arm was broken when he was pushed to the ground by the tourist.

salamir@thenational.ae