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Sean Emmett, Ex-Racer, Arrested For Allegedly Drinking Alcohol After Wife's Death

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FAWKHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 28: Sean Emmett of the United Kingdom rides his Virgin Mobile Yamaha during race one of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship first round held at the Brands Hatch circuit on March 28, 2005 in Fawkham, England. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images) | Getty Images

A former British motorbike racer was arrested for allegedly drinking alcohol after he went to a police station to sign papers related to his wife's death in Dubai.

The BBC reports that Sean Emmett, 43, was charged with consuming alcohol without a license.

Buying alcohol in Dubai from a non-designated place, like certain restaurants, is illegal unless you have a license to do so, according to the BBC.

Emmett faces up to six months in jail if convicted.

The ex-racer was arrested nine days after his wife, Abbie Emmett, committed suicide on the couple's honeymoon at a luxury hotel, according to 7 Days in Dubai.

An officer at the station allegedly smelled alcohol on Emmett's breath, a source told the site.

Emirates 24/7 previously reported that police investigated Abbie Emmett's death and labeled it a suicide. Hotel staff "unanimously confirmed that they saw nothing abnormal in regards the newlyweds," a law enforcement official told the site.

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