British tourist Farah Hashi, who racked up fines of AED170,000 ($46,283) in just three hours after disobeying speeding limits when he was driving a Lamborghini Huracan in Dubai, cannot afford to pay the fines, his brother has insisted.
Hashi, aged 25, from Newport, Wales is at present unemployed, his brother Adman said to the media in the UK.
He was quoted as mentioning, “There is no way he has that money. He is out of work at the minute and went to Dubai to visit friends.”
He even said that his brother has had to take money to pay for the extended stay in his hotel and the family is not aware how he will get home.
He mentioned in the comments published by the BBC, “He didn’t even pay to hire the car. One of his friends had sorted it out for him. He was caught doing 200 km/h but he didn’t know the laws over there.”
Earlier this week, a partner in Saeed Ali Rent A Car, Faris Mohammed Iqbal, from which Hashi rented the car.
He stated to the Arabian Business that he does has no plans to return the tourist’s passport, which remains in his possession as a deposit, til he pays the fines. He is even going to file a case against the tourist.
“I’m going to take legal action and file a case against him. It’s not my fault, but now I can’t rent my car, and he won’t pay the fines,” he stated, adding that car rental firms are needed to pay the amount if consumers don’t pay, or else risk losing the car, which will then be impounded.
Hashi was suspected to have been driving the rented supercar, worth AED1.3 million, at a speed of 230-240km/hour between 2:30am to 6am on July 31 on the Sheikh Zayed Road, also on the other roads in Dubai.
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