x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Man admits he was high when he totalled car

A 41-year-old Emirati admits he was not all there when he caused a car accident while on his way from Abu Dhabi to Dubai.

DUBAI // A 41-year-old man from Abu Dhabi has confessed to being under the influence of drugs when he collided with another car.

The Emirati man, identified only as S M, was en route to Dubai when he lost of control of his steering wheel and collided with another vehicle, causing it “absolute damage”, prosecutors said.

S M confessed this morning in the Dubai Criminal Court to charges of consuming drugs, driving under the influence of drugs, recklessly driving a vehicle, and damaging a vehicle after colliding with it while driving under the influence.

He awaits a verdict on July 16.

salamir@thenational.ae