x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Woman who threatened police over fake ID jailed

The woman told the officers she would have them fired when they suggested her driving licence did not belong to her.

DUBAI // A woman who threatened police during a traffic stop was sentenced to one year in prison today.

The Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance convicted NT, 29, from Egypt, of using a forged official document and threatening to have the two men fired after they suggested she was using a fake ID.

NT was driving her Range Rover when a patrol stopped her in a routine check, records show. She gave them her driving licence and said all her other ID documents were in Abu Dhabi.

Records show that when the officers asked her about why the picture did not match her appearance, she said she had undergone a makeover.

Prosecutors said the licence she gave them was that of an Emirati woman.

One officer testified that he stopped the car after checking the plate number and finding 31 traffic violations registered against it.

"She refused to give us her ID and drove away, so we followed her," he said.

He testified that when she arrived at her house in Al Wasl area, they parked their police car in front. She began kicking it and threatening them, he said.

The woman will be deported after serving her prison term.

salamir@thenational.ae