UAE: Influencer arrested, account deleted after speeding video

An Abu Dhabi social media influencer was arrested after a video was posted showing himself driving a luxury car at reckless speeds and bragging about the vehicle’s power, WAM reported.

The man and his videographer each received a three-month prison sentence and AED100,000 fine after driving at more than 127 miles per hour.

Both defendants had their social media accounts deleted, phones confiscated, and were banned from using social media for six months. His driver’s license was suspended for six months and his car was confiscated.

The two defendants were also ordered to pay legal fees.

Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution said that the behavior exhibited by the defendants could risk lives and influence younger people to behave irresponsibly.


Al Arabiya

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