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Driver arrested and given a Dh20,000 fine for hitting a motorcyclist during a Road rage incident.

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00

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A driver who struck a motorcyclist as a result of road rage has been sentenced to three months in prison and fined Dh20,000. Following an argument on a road in Ras Al Khaimah, the incident occurred. 

The driver, who is from a GCC country, was also given a suspended three-year prison term. The Ras Al Khaimah Criminal Court of First Instance handed down the punishments after finding the driver guilty of hitting the motorcyclist, endangering his life, and driving recklessly, among other charges. 

According to official court documents, the public prosecutors sent the driver to court after the biker filed a complaint against him for intentionally striking him and causing damage to his motorcycle. According to the man, the car pursued him on a public route in Ras Al Khaimah. He explained that he and the driver got into an altercation when he was riding his motorcycle. 

The victim was surprised when the defendant, who was in a separate lane, began to pursue him. As he approached him, the defendant struck his motorcycle in an attempt to kill him before fleeing the scene. 

The man was charged with attacking the victim and giving him injuries, wrecking his motorcycle, risking his life, disobeying traffic laws, and endangering the lives of others while operating a vehicle. The judge convicted him on all charges and punished him accordingly. 

The plaintiff had also launched a legal suit against the motorist to recover damages. He claimed Dh45,000 in compensation for the material, moral, and physical damages, in addition to Dh30,000 for the worth of his damaged motorcycle. However, the judge ordered the driver to compensate the rider for all losses with Dh15,000. Additionally, the defendant was ordered to reimburse the plaintiff's legal fees.

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