The decision to jail the drunk driver one month only was outrageous and unacceptable. Let’s hope they agree on a harsher punishment out of respect for Roy and his family.
Dubai Public Prosecution is seeking a stiffer punishment for the drunk driver who fatally ran over former Arab triathlon champion Roy Nasr. On September 30, the Dubai Traffic Misdemeanour Court had pronounced the Filipino driver, aged 24, guilty.
He was sentenced to a month in prison, ordered to pay Dh200,000 in blood money and had his driving license suspended for three months. WJ had confessed that he was intoxicated when he had crashed into Roy and his two riding companions near Safa Park at 5.30am on September 6. He also admitted to causing death, injuring two cyclists, drunk driving, illegal consumption of alcohol and damaging property. [Source]
That’s really weird. My dad’s friend drunkenly hit the light pole without killing anyone or damaging the light pole (at least not very much) and was sentenced to a month in jail… This is 9213746197 times a bigger deal and deserves more punishment.