The UAE Public Prosecution has given out a strict warning on social media that no motorist can drive on the streets of the UAE under the influence of drugs or even prescription medication and will be fined AED 20,000 and/or shall be imprisoned.
The tweet shared by the UAE Public Prosecution on 4th Oct states the following:
“Driving a vehicle on a public road under the influence of drugs with a prescription does not exempt motorists from criminal responsibility, for the crime of driving under its influence”
“According to Article 49, Clause 6, of the Federal Law No. 21 of 1995 concerning traffic, and the amendments thereof, whoever drives or attempts to drive a vehicle on road while being under the influence of alcoholic drinks or narcotic substances and the like shall be sentenced to imprisonment and/or fined a monetary penalty of not less than AED 20,000.”
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