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An expat motorist has been arrested by Sharjah Police for committing over 106 traffic violations and racking up over AED 1,138,000 in fines in a single year. The 31-year old driver was arrested by a police patrol that noticed him picking up passengers illegally – an act that is severely frowned up in the UAE.
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Sharjah Police confirmed that the motorist was arrested on July 24th and upon reviewing his data, the on-duty police officer discovered that the man had committed 106 violations and gathered over a million Dirhams in fines in the process.
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According to Lt. Col. Mohammed Abdulrahman bin Qasmul, Acting Director of Wasit Police Station, the driver committed the violations in a span of one year - the first violation was recorded on August 16, 2018.