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UK tourist in rental Lamborghini racks 33 speeding tickets, $47K fine in Dubai

UK tourist in rental Lamborghini racks 33 speeding tickets, $47K fine in Dubai

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A visitor from UK racked up a $47,000 fine after driving at 150mph through Dubai in a rented $355K Lamborghini.

Cameras caught the 25-year-old breaking the speed limit 33 times between 2.30am and 6am just hours after renting the car.

Some of the fines came just seconds apart as the driver raced through the city center.

The owner of the rental company is now holding the tourist’s passport to stop him fleeing the country.

Because the business is the registered owner of the car, it is liable to pay the fines if the tourist refuses.

Saeed Ali Rent a Car owner said the tourist had rented the car on July 30, paid two-day fees of $1,550, leaving his passport as guarantee.

Car rental company owner said: ‘We obtained copies of all the violations and immediately submitted a request for a travel ban on the tourist, to which we paid $310 in fees, but the request was rejected.’

The owner said he was in no hurry to get the car back from the tourist because then he would have to surrender it to police and pay impound fees.

The tourist could face jail because failing to pay debts is criminal in Dubai.

The Brit has given his address as the plush Five hotel, in Palm Jumeirah.

Law officials in Dubai recently began a crackdown on speeding drivers to improve road safety.

A Lamborghini Huracan can hit speeds of up to 200mph, and can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in just 3.4 seconds.

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