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Dubai driver racks up $97,000 in traffic penalties

A driver speeds down a Dubai street [file photo]
The man eluded the police for over two years

A Dubai student who racked up traffic offence penalties of $97,000 (£61,888) has been caught by police.

The man, who eluded officers for two years and continued to collect speeding tickets, also had his 4X4 vehicle seized, the Gulf News reported.

He was forced to pay fines of $69,754 immediately, and must find a further $27,247 to get his car back.

Local media said the man, who committed 400 separate offences, has had his driver's licence revoked.

Police in Dubai did not identify him, but the Khaleej Times said he was a university student.

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