Dubai: A driver identified as S.O.H. and who eluded police several times has been forced to hand over his car to police who impounded the vehicle following bouts of what they called dangerous driving.

Major General Mohammad Saif Al Zafein, Chief of Dubai Police Traffic Department, said that a driver who drove recklessly — putting his life and that of others in danger — has forced authorities to impound his car.

Maj Gen Al Zafein said the driver tried to escape the police several times.

Maj Gen Al Zafein said that on Thursday at around 9.30pm the wanted car was impounded after it was monitored by a patrol for almost a week because of the aggressive driving of its driver.

One week before seizing the car, police spotted the driver of the car driving erratically on roads, putting himself and others at risk, said Al Zafein.

The car was also reportedly seen in a dark area and the driver was reportedly doing stunts in his car and making a lot of noise near roundabouts, especially when approaching other vehicles.

Maj Gen Al Zafein said the driver seemed to be trying to challenge others to race him. “That reckless driver suddenly disappeared but police patrols searching for him saw him driving in a dark area in a reckless way.”

Police tried to stop that reckless driver but he fled heading to Khawaneej and then towards Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road.

The driver jumped the red light and ran away while driving aggressively. When he entered Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed road in the direction of Sharjah he was followed by another police patrol but he continued driving dangerously on the shoulder of the road and he was not using any lights so as to avoid being seen by police.

“After three hours the police found the car in Al Mizher area as the driver went home in his car,” said Major General Al Zafein.

The owner of the car refused to hand the car to police or take it to the police.

Maj Gen Al Zafein said that the car was spotted again after a week and it was impounded and several traffic fines were issued against its Emirati owner identified as S.O.H.