Sacked Dubai Taxi Driver To Hand Over AED21,000 He Made Illegally

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Sacked Dubai Taxi Driver To Hand Over AED21,000 He Made Illegaly
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Dubai Criminal Court said a taxi driver was giving rides illegally would have to hand over Dh21,000 to authorities.

The man disconnected the car’s meter, camera, and GPS System after borrowing a taxi owned by Roads and Transport Authority from a driver.

By disconnecting these gadgets, the driver would avoid detection.

Sacked Dubai Taxi Driver To Hand Over AED21,000 He Made Illegally

The driver had worked for RTA but was sacked in July 2018.

“An RTA inspector on the Airport Road spotted him driving dangerously while holding an alcohol bottle and playing loud music,” said an investigator.

“When he was stopped and asked for his work ID, he presented one that belonged to his friend.”

“He said his friend allowed him to drive the taxi to make some money that would help him solve his financial problems after he was sacked,” the investigator said.

Both men were sentenced to six months in prison and will be deported after serving their sentences.

The driver who allowed his friend to misuse the car will also have to pay Dh21,000.

Image Credit: RTA Instagram