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Drunken Brit Takes On Dubai Police..and Statue

  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    DUBAI - A Briton who was in court last year for illegally drinking alcohol, found himself before a judge again after he broke a statue in a nightclub while drunk.

    On April 25, defendant, J B, 36, was celebrating a friend’s birthday at a club on Palm Jumeirah before going to another venue at Atlantis, the Palm. After drinking beer, vodka, champagne and cocktails, he was seen by hotel security to be in a drunken state. Before being restrained, he smashed a statue worth Dh3,000.

    Security guard M S, 29, told the Court of Misdemeanours he received a call that a drunk customer had broken a statue. He tried to calm him down then asked for his ID card. J B refused and then swore at him.

    “I asked him to leave but he wouldn’t so I restrained him, but my boss came and asked me to let him go,” the guard said. “As I did, the defendant punched me in the face and then kicked me on my left leg, before he snatched my iPhone and broke it into pieces.” Another security guard, B E, 26, testified that J B had refused to show his Emirates ID.

    “He told me he had a military ID and he could send us all to jail.” J B said he could not remember anything about the incident. He was charged with drinking alcohol and fined Dh2,000.

    The National / August 2, 2014


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    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.


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