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Ah, the old 'I accidentally got drunk, accidentally drove a car, and accidentally killed a man excuse'...works every time

A drunk driver in Abu Dhabi who caused the death of one of his friends and injured another when his car overturned has had his jail term upheld on appeal. The Federal Supreme Court upheld the lower court's ruling which found the driver guilty of "accidentally" killing his friend.  He was ordered to pay fines to the victims families and to serve one month in jail.  He will also receive 39 lashes and his driver's license will be suspended for six months.

Gulf News reports.

Posted by Cynthia on March 14, 2006 at 02:16 PM in Alcohol (miscellaneous), United Arab Emirates | Permalink