x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Teenage driver in naked police chase after being caught having sex in back seat

Iranian teen, 19, drove into pavement at roundabout and hit a road sign before being caught, Dubai court hears.

DUBAI // A 19-year-old drove his car naked to get away from police after he was spotted having sex with a girl in the back seat, a court has been told.

On May 3 last year, Iranian SD was with his Emirati girlfriend, MA, 17, in his car in Al Warqa getting intimate.

A police patrol noticed the car’s engine was still running while stopped in a dark area, so an officer headed over with a torch.

“They were naked and on top of each other in the back seat. He saw me and jumped to the driver’s seat then ran away,” said policeman MAA.

A chase ensued and MAA said that the defendant was speeding and driving recklessly when he crashed into the pavement at a roundabout, causing his tyre to explode before he hit a road sign and came to a halt.

Both SD and MA are facing a charge of having consensual sex while SD alone is facing a charge for damaging public property.

“I did that but I didn’t mean it; I was scared and confused,” said SD at Dubai Criminal Court on Wednesday.

The next hearing will be on February 20.

salamir@thenational.ae