x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Two men are charged in Sheikh Zayed Road stunts

Two Emiratis are charged with endangering other people's lives after a video of them allegedly performing stunts on the Sheikh Zayed Road appeared online.

Dubai police have released these pictures of the two vehicles confiscated as part of the investigation into an online video showing stunts taking place on the Sheikh Zayed Road.
Dubai police have released these pictures of the two vehicles confiscated as part of the investigation into an online video showing stunts taking place on the Sheikh Zayed Road.

DUBAI // Two Emirati men are being charged with endangering other people's lives after an online video showing them performing automotive stunts on the Sheikh Zayed Road led to a police investigation. The case is the first of its kind in Dubai allowing traffic violators to face criminal prosecution. The suspects, who were not identified, face up to three years in prison and fines if convicted. A video clip posted on YouTube shows a pick-up truck intentionally spinning and skidding across the heavily travelled road while a 4x4 zig-zags across six lanes of traffic balanced on two wheels. wissa@thenational.ae