Million Dollar speeding ticket

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  1. MMike

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    http://www.montrealgazette.com/driver+faces+speeding+ticket/3401883/story.html

    290 km/h driver faces $1M speeding ticket


    Agence France-Presse August 15, 2010


    Swedish police stand next to a 570-horsepower black Mercedes SLS AMG, which was seized after the driver was allegedly caught driving 290 kilometres an hour on a Swiss motorway.

    Swedish police stand next to a 570-horsepower black Mercedes SLS AMG, which was seized after the driver was allegedly caught driving 290 kilometres an hour on a Swiss motorway.
    Photograph by: AFP, Getty Images

    Police in Switzerland have seized a Swedish motorist's $290,000 Mercedes after he was caught driving 290 kilometres per hour on a Swiss motorway.

    Swiss officials were unable to say if it was a record because they do not keep such nationwide data, but it "looks very close to one," federal roads office spokesman Thomas Rohrbach told AFP.

    Police said in a statement that the 37-year-old driver had to be stopped by a neighbouring police force after he shot past a permanent speed trap.

    His driving licence and 570-horsepower black SLS AMG were seized after he was released from custody, and depending on his income, he could face a fine of up to one million Swiss francs (about $990,000).

    According to one report, the man blamed his speeding on a "faulty" speedometer.

    A local magistrate ordered police to keep the car as security pending a likely court ruling and an eventual sentence.

    Driving more than 25 kilometres an hour over the 120-kilometre-per-hour speed limit on motorways in Switzerland is regarded as a criminal offence, and fines are based on a driver's income.

    The Swedish motorist's alleged speed goes off the scale and the penalty is at the judge's discretion, up to a maximum of about $1 million for speeding, Rohrbach said.
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    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    180.21 mph :eek:
     
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    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    in some countries like Finland and Switzerland, speeding tickets are based on how much you are worth.

    some guy in Switzerland just had the previous record for $290k for doing only 85mph. he was worth 24mil Francs though
     
  5. Ciaran

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    If the fine amount is based on the persons wealth then that dude is frikken loaded!
     
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    Damn, I hope she was worth it (you KNOW a woman is to blame).
     
  8. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Why did he stop? He seem to have been approaching plaid...
     
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    So thats like $495 USD right?
     
  10. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    YOu guys don't follow the news much do you.....

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    ludicrous speed, go!

     
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    i figured he'd go the Toyota route and blame a stuck gas pedal
     
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    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    5150dhbiker Turbo Monkey

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    That ticket is weak...I wanna know what this ticket was. This is from wikipedia...

    The fastest speeding ticket in the world allegedly occurred in May 2003 in Texas. It was supposedly 242mph in a 75mph zone. The car was a Swedish-built Koenigsegg CCX, which was involved in the San Francisco to Miami Gumball 3000 Rally.

    I totally believe that speed too, those cars are incredible! I also got way too stoked when one passed me on the freeway the other day. Gotta love driving out here!
     
  16. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    heres another one:
     
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    rotfl this is true
     
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    How do you get caught doing 150mph OVER and only get written up for a misdemeanor?
     
  19. IH8Rice

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    the guy who got the ticket for 240+mph didnt get arrested either. i think the cops mighta been jealous.
    hell, if i was the cop, id give them a misdemeanor too! look at his DOB too
     
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    That's funny, this ticket happened on the 73 toll road in Aliso Viejo in the heart of rich, white suburban OC, it's a 10 mile toll road that is pretty straight and lots of people do speed runs on it. I had a buddy that claimed he did 188mph on his CBR1000RR coming back from work on this exact stretch of road back when I lived in Aliso.
     
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