Man denies tailgating injured female motorist

Al Dhafra Court of Appeals heard that the Emirati woman flipped her car as she tried to evade the defendant, also Emirati.

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A man charged with injuring a female motorist he was tailgating told a court on Wednesday he was only trying to give her directions.

Al Dhafra Court of Appeals heard that the Emirati woman flipped her car as she tried to evade the defendant, also Emirati.

Public prosecution charged him with endangering the life of another and he was given a three year prison sentence by Al Dhafra Court of First Instance.

At the Appeals Court the defendant, who pleaded not guilty, said he had been standing by the entrance of his farm, about to get into his car, when a vehicle with tinted windows approached.

Assuming someone was looking for directions, he walked over to the car to offer help. However, as he approached, the car backed away.

The defendant said he never left his property after the victim drove off.

The next hearing is on March 11, Al Ittihad, the Arabic-language sister paper of The National, reported.

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