x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 16 January 2018

Driver ‘gave illegal lifts’, hears Abu Dhabi court

Motorist who gave school students a ride is accused of illegitimately transporting passengers.

ABU DHABI // A driver convicted of illegally transporting passengers for a profit told the Appeals Court yesterday that he felt sorry for them as they were standing in the heat.

SI, from Pakistan, said he was passing by when a group of school students waved at him asking for a lift.

“It was very hot and I felt sorry for them so I took on them on board,” he explained.

A verdict will be announced later this week.