Seven-time unlucky: Woman offers chocolates to pass driving test in Sharjah

Published: November 14, 2017
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The Arab woman tells criminal court that the chocolates and cash were just a ‘gift’. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

The Arab woman tells criminal court that the chocolates and cash were just a ‘gift’. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

A woman offered chocolates and 500 dirhams (approximately Rs14,600) as bribe to a Sharjah Police official to help her pass her driving test, a court has heard, Khaleej Times reported.

The Arab woman offered the bribe to the employee of the department of licencing, with a request to issue her a driving licence despite the fact that she hadn’t cleared her driving test.

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The defendant, who is in her 30s, said at the Sharjah criminal court on Tuesday that the chocolates and cash were just a “gift”.

“The complainant perceived it as a bribe,” she added.

During the investigation, the complainant said the defendant told her that she had failed in her driving test seven times. The defendant then offered the cash and chocolates as a bribe to help her pass the driving test.

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  • Dunce
    Nov 15, 2017 - 4:19AM

    If the only thing showing is your eyes then why not hire someone with the same height/eye color to take the test for you? Recommend

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