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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
The Dubai Police have arrested two juveniles, aged 14 and 15, for driving a vehicle recklessly without a licence, and deliberately crashing into a police patrol,
Police detained both for violating traffic laws and endangering their lives and the lives other road users.
Brigadier Saeed Hamad Bin Sulaiman Al Malik, Director of Al Rashidiya Police Station, confirmed that the duo have been referred to the public prosecution for further legal actions on charges of driving of a vehicle without licence, endangering the lives of road users, deliberately crashing into a police patrol, and damaging public property.
Brigadier Al Malik stressed on the force’s keenness to maintain road safety and curb those who violate traffic laws, and called upon parents to stay vigilant and prevent their children from unsupervised access to vehicles or driving without a license.
According to details of the incident traffic patrol officers in the area of Al Rashidiya Police Station suspected something wrong with a vehicle in Al Warqa area at around 4:00 am.
“The officer asked the vehicle driver to stop immediately, but he refused to comply with the orders and proceeded to hit the police patrol, endangering his life and the lives of police officers by his reckless behaviour,” Al Malik added.
Al Malik added, “After hitting the police patrol, the juvenile drove the car in the opposite direction and posed danger to himself and all road users before the police patrol stopped the vehicle.”
The officers found that the driver was a 14-year-old juvenile thus was not even eligible to have a licence. He was accompanied by a 15-year-old juvenile.
Preliminary investigations showed that the juvenile took his brother’s vehicle without the latter’s knowledge.
Lastly, the Director of Al Rashidiya Police Station urged parents to educate and guide their children's as they are the first and the best monitors their children could ever have.
"Children should be taught to be responsible and to avoid dangerous activities or going out without supervision. Children should be aware that these restrictions are set to protect them and parents should be the ones to positively influence their behaviors," Al Malik stated.
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