Farah Hashi ‘broke the speed limit 33 times, reaching 150mph’
British tourist is stranded in Dubai where he faces a fine of £36,000 for speeding tickets accrued in a hired Lamborghini.
Farah Hashi, 25, from Newport, cannot afford the 175,000-dirham fine, according to his brother, Adman, 50.
Adman Hashi claims the dealership from which Farah rented the Lamborghini Huracan seized his passport when it learned of the fines. The company, on the other hand, told the National newspaper he had agreed to leave it as a guarantee.
Mr Hashi reportedly broke the speed limit on one of the city’s busiest roads 33 times in the early hours of Tuesday, triggering every speed camera on the route and reaching 240kmph (150mph)
(I thought only visiting rock stars did that?)
The yellow Lamborghini was reportedly parked outside the luxury Five hotel on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah island for at least a week after the fines were issued. The dealership said it had not claimed the car back from the tourist because it feared being made liable for the fines.
Adman Hashi, told the BBC that the Saeed Ali Rent A Car dealership demanded his brother’s passport after the fine was issued and he handed it over out of “fear”.