Tourist racks up $47,000 in speeding fines with rented Lambo

Tourist racks up $47,000 in speeding fines with rented Lambo

Driving a a rented Lamborghini, British tourist in Dubai fined £36K in four hours for overspeeding

The driver won't be going anywhere soon, though, because the rental company is in possession of his passport as collateral - and they're rather keen on him paying the fines. However, speaking to MailOnline, Farah's brother Adman claimed the firm came to the Briton's hotel to demand he hand over the passport and called the fine "ridiculous".

"We can't pay this amount should the vehicle be taken into impound, it's still with the tourist, parked at his hotel. and I won't be trying to take it back", dealership partner Faris Mohammed Iqbal said.

'He was supposed to be there for five days and fly back last week but now he is stuck in his hotel room, he's had to extend his stay and we have no idea how he will get home'.

Hashi is said to have triggered every speed camera on the Sheikh Hashid road reaching a top speed of about 143mph. Iqbal says, "We can't pay this amount should the auto be taken into the pound".

'I still have his passport so he will not be leaving, ' he added.

The auto is now still parked outside FIVE Palm Jumeirah, the address given by the tourist when he rented the vehicle.

A Lamborghini, similar to the one Hashi was driving.

Dealership partner Faris Mohammed Iqbal said: 'We can't pay this amount should the vehicle be taken into impound, it's still with the tourist, parked at his hotel and I won't be trying to take it back.

That's because previous track record shows them they will end up paying the fines if they collect the auto, because the law holds the leasing company accountable, instead of the driver who committed the crime in the first place. "Then who pays the money for the impound?"

He said they were ignored and Hashi continued to speed along the road triggering roadside cameras that took a photo of the number plate.

He knew as owner of the auto he would be liable to pay the fines and attempted to have police block Hashi from leaving the country.

Hashi was unavailable for comment.

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