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Saudi Police Lift Veil on Woman Driver
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Jun 19, 9:52 am ET

RIYADH (Reuters) - A woman who tried to get around a ban on female drivers in Saudi Arabia by dressing up as a man was caught out when she was ordered to undergo medical checks, a newspaper reported on Thursday.

Police became suspicious when they stopped the woman's car at a patrol point in the northern town of Hail.

"She was sent to hospital where medical examinations proved without a doubt that she was a woman with all the natural female body parts," the daily al-Riyadh said.

It was not clear what punishment the woman would now face. Women in the strict Islamic state, where they must wear a veil in public, usually have a male driver.


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