Dozy driver in pump bust
Police find drugs in man’s car
A drugged-up student was busted after he fell asleep at a petrol station while his car was being filled up, Dubai Court of First Instance was told.
A pump attendant noticed the 29-year-old Emirati had dozed off and tried to wake him but couldn’t, so he called Dubai Police.
When police arrived, they searched for the man’s keys to move the car - and found 535g of hashish and 48 capsules of other drugs, as well as two knives, a stun gun and a glass pipe used to smoke hash, the court heard.
The incident happened on March 21 at an ENOC petrol station in Ras Al Khor, according to court papers, when the defendant pulled up in a blue Lexus.
“He reached the pump and asked for fuel, then he fell asleep and the worker tried to wake him up before calling for help,” a policeman said in court records. “When I arrived he was already in a police patrol car and he was sleeping again.
“When I spoke with him he opened his eyes then fell asleep again.”
The officer said they decided to push the man’s car into a parking spot but couldn’t find the keys.
“We were searching for his keys when we found 535 grams of hashish and 48 drugs capsules in his car,” he said. “We also found two knives, a stun gun and a glass pipe.”
The court heard the Emirati was arrested, although he fell asleep again as he was being driven to the police station. He is also accused of giving his brother’s name to the officer when questioned. Police believe this is because the defendant has a drug record. A medical test showed he had consumed hashish and alcohol. The Emirati denies charges of possessing and consuming drugs, consuming alcohol and impersonation. He claims that Dubai Police assaulted him to get a confession.
“I don’t know anything about the hashish. The medicine was prescribed to me by doctors,” he told the court yesterday. “Policemen beat me up to make me confess. They even broke my arm.”
Presiding Judge Fahad Al Shamsi adjourned the case to next month.