British tourist Farah Hashi, who racked up fines of AED170,000 ($46,283) in just three hours after violating speeding limits while driving a Lamborghini Huracan in Dubai, has reportedly agreed to pay a discounted penalty.
According to The National, Hashi, aged 25, from Newport, Wales who is currently unemployed, has consented to pay a fine of AED125,000.
The Abu Dhabi-based newspaper reported that Mohammed Ibrahim, who runs Saeed Ali Rent a Car which rented Hashi the supercar, had met with him at the police traffic department to resolve the dispute.
He told the paper that he will be able to collect his car after Hashi agreed to pay the discounted sum.
“I met Mr Hashi at the traffic department as we wanted to bring an end to this issue before everyone breaks for Eid,” Ibrahim was quoted as saying.
“He spoke to officials and they reached a deal over the final sum of the fines.”
Hashi was believed to have been driving the rented supercar, worth AED1.3 million, at a speed of 230-240km/hour between 2:30am to 6am on July 31 on the Sheikh Zayed Road, as well as other roads in Dubai.For all the latest travel news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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