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Old Mar 11th 2013, 8:20 am
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Default Another Jailed Brit - But I smell a fish.........

The things I do not understand in this.

1) Jailing a tourist who has lost his wife to 'Suicide' because he 'smells of alcohol'

2) No court case until 30th April - for a simple alcohol charge (Which is generally a fine same as drink driving)

3) 4 Days in Jail for smelling of Alcohol?

Anyone have any answers for these?

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...booze-rap.html
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Old Mar 11th 2013, 9:03 am
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It seems a bit weird. I thought I had read somewhere that he had left the UAE several days after his wife was killed.
The police list it as suicide, but say that she had been drinking heavily before she fell... accidental death surely??

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...orcyclist.html

and...whilst searching for that link I found this..I thought it was quite interesting........ apropos nothing at all

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ouri-town.html
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Old Mar 11th 2013, 9:14 am
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Just shows how things can go catastrophically wrong in a very short time.
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Don't understand, is he a tourist or a resident?
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Default Re: Another Jailed Brit - But I smell a fish.........

Originally Posted by britexpat76 View Post
The things I do not understand in this.

1) Jailing a tourist who has lost his wife to 'Suicide' because he 'smells of alcohol'

2) No court case until 30th April - for a simple alcohol charge (Which is generally a fine same as drink driving)

3) 4 Days in Jail for smelling of Alcohol?

Anyone have any answers for these?

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...booze-rap.html
I know a few people that have been done for alcohol, Embarrassingly myself included and I dont know anyone that was held for 4 days unless they have gone straight to court and got their fine.

So scheduling a court case for a month later is not for Alcohol as they have been given time to build a case/defend a case. Alcohol you admit to and pay the 2k, lesson learned and job done.
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Old Mar 11th 2013, 9:31 am
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Originally Posted by al dente View Post
Don't understand, is he a tourist or a resident?
Tourist. Another strange one as they are not stupid enough to bite the hand that feeds them?
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Tourist. Another strange one as they are not stupid enough to bite the hand that feeds them?
Weird. If they can arrest all tourists, hold them for 4 days and then schedule a court appearance a month later for just drinking, how are any hotel bars in operation?

They must think she was a pushover. (is that too crass )
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Weird. If they can arrest all tourists, hold them for 4 days and then schedule a court appearance a month later for just drinking, how are any hotel bars in operation?

They must think she was a pushover. (is that too crass )
They obviously think something different to what is being reported..............
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They obviously think something different to what is being reported..............
It'll be interesting to see what happens next. Otherwise, hotels are going to be screwed.
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Definitely something up... I can't find anything in any of the local press yet either.
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Definitely something up... I can't find anything in any of the local press yet either.
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