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UAE: Dh20,000 Fine For Driving Under Influence Of Drugs, Including Prescription Medicines


(MENAFN- Khaleej Times)

Published: Tue 4 Oct 2022, 3:27 PM

Last updated: Tue 4 Oct 2022, 8:31 PM

The UAE Public Prosecution has warned that driving a vehicle on a public road under the influence of drugs is an offence punishable by a prison sentence or a fine.

There is no exception for cases where motorists have a prescription for the drug, the authority added.

Photo: UAE Public Prosecution Twitter

In a tweet on Tuesday, the Public Prosecution issued a reminder about the punishment awarded for driving or attempting to drive a vehicle on the road while under the influence of alcohol or narcotic substances. It reiterated that the motorist could be sentenced to imprisonment or fined a penalty of not less than Dh20,000.

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