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Abu Dhabi orders arrest of Emirati stunt driver after video goes viral

Public Prosecution to investigate actions of UAE national seen driving recklessly in Europe on social media video

Abu Dhabi orders arrest of Emirati stunt driver after video goes viral
Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution has ordered the arrest of an Emirati motorist for reckless driving in a European country.

The Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution has ordered the arrest of an Emirati motorist for reckless driving in a European country, after the driver posted a video on social media that went viral.

Investigations found that video clips circulated on social media showed the suspect stunt driving and deliberately making loud noises to attract attention.

The clips also showed the plate number of the car he was driving, which belonged to one of the Emirates in the UAE, news agency WAM reported on Tuesday.

The Public Prosecution said that clip, which was filmed and published by the Emirati citizen himself, had gone viral on social media. 

The Public Prosecution said UAE law is applicable to every citizen who, during his travels abroad, "commits an act that amounts to a crime".

The Attorney-General of Abu Dhabi, Ali Mohammed Abdullah Al Balushi, urged Emirati citizens travelling abroad to respect laws and regulations of the host countries and to behave like good ambassadors.

He said in comments published by WAM: "Those who plan to travel abroad should take inspiration in their behaviour and conduct from the commitment, discipline and sacrifice of the UAE servicemen fighting for the defence and dignity of their homeland. The UAE enjoys one of the best standings in the world when it comes to reputation and all should work to preserve that civilised behaviour while abroad and present a positive impression of the UAE and its people."

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