A 25-year-old British man racked up a stunning $45,000 worth of tickets in just three hours behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Huracan in Dubai last week, according to a a British tabloid-and now the man and the rental vehicle company are in the midst of a standoff over who should pay the fines.
The fines were issued after the 25-year-old tourist triggered every speed camera on the Sheikh Zayed Road and reached a top speed of 240km/h, according to state-owned newspaper The National.
According to the law, it's the dealership which rented the auto that will have to pay to get it back since the fines were against the owners of the vehicle and not the person who was driving the Lamborghini at the time that it violated traffic codes.
Some of the fines came just seconds apart as the driver raced through the city centre.
The dealership where the man hired the supercar from are concerned by the amount of tickets that the driver accrued.
And therein lies the standoff: they haven't claimed the auto back yet, because they, as registered owners, might be liable to pay the speeding tickets.
"[The auto is] still with the tourist, parked at his hotel".
According to a report carried by The National, a leading English-language newspaper in the Middle East, the British national was recorded speeding at up to 230 kph and has racked up fines to the tune of Dh175,000 (₹32.7 lakh). "We shouldn't do so for sure, its his fault and he should pay that amount".
The British Embassy has been informed of the incident.
The tourist could be free to leave the United Arab Emirates, although his lack of a passport could be a big hurdle.
"I can't keep his passport with me for long".
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