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Scores of joyriders detained in Riyadh

Criminal investigation teams from the Traffic Department in Riyadh have arrested at least 53 joyriders and scores of spectators watching them

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Criminal investigation teams from the Traffic Department in Riyadh have arrested at least 53 joyriders and scores of spectators watching them during the school examination period.

Those detained for joyriding included 33 students, 15 employees and five unemployed individuals.

Of 144 people arrested for watching and wowing the joyriders, 87 were students, 43 were employees and 14 unemployed.

Police also impounded 122 cars whose owners were either joyriders or were crowding the streets watching their stunts.

Among the detainees, three people were wanted in criminal cases registered at various police stations and three were wanted for causing hit-and-run accidents