Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Huracan Driver Racks Up $45,000 In Speeding Fines On Holiday

Huracan Driver Racks Up $45,000 In Speeding Fines On Holiday

The 26-year-old rented the £560-a-day Lamborghini Huracan before triggering speed cameras in the early hours of the morning as he hit speeds of over 150mph racing along eight lane Sheikh Bayed highway in the popular tourist destination. The bigger problem is that he's refusing to pay the penalties, according to The National. However, speaking to MailOnline, Farah's brother Adman claimed the firm came to the Briton's hotel to demand he hand over the passport and called the fine "ridiculous".

'He was supposed to be there for five days and fly back last week but now he is stuck in his hotel room, he's had to extend his stay and we have no idea how he will get home'.

The tourist triggered every single speed camera on the 347-mile Sheikh Zayed Road - the longest road in the United Arab Emirates.

The speeding fines amounted to $20,900 while an additional $27,000 will be needed to retrieve the auto if it's impounded by police. "I can't keep his passport with me for long".

The rented Huracán has been sitting for a week in a hotel parking lot but Saeed Ali Rent a vehicle doesn't want to reclaim the auto for fear it may then become liable for the fines.

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Going over Dubai's 50mph limit is an automatic 3,000 dirham fine, which works out to roughly £600. "Then who pays the money for the impound?"

Most of the fines imposed were results of over speeding offences taking place minutes apart and two in fact occurred within 60 seconds. "I even informed the British Embassy about the incident", Faris Iqbal, a partner at the auto rental told Gulf News. The dealer requested a travel ban on the tourist but it was rejected.

The problem is that he committed 33 traffic violations of speeding at the wheel of a rented vehicle.

Hashi was unavailable for comment.

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