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(Auto News) Speeding motorist fined $290,000

By no1camaro

ZURICH (Reuters) – A millionaire motorist clocked up a record fine of 299,000 Swiss francs ($290,000) after Swiss police caught him racing through a village at 100 km per hour in his red Ferrari Testarossa, Swiss media reported on Thursday.

A court in the northeastern Swiss canton of St Gallen gave the millionaire the hefty penalty, which outstripped the previous record of 111,000 francs handed a Porsche driver in 2008 in Zurich, after a string of previous traffic offences.

"The accused ignored elementary traffic rules with a powerful vehicle out of a pure desire for speed," the court said in its judgment of the motorist, who clocked speeds of up to 137 km per hour on country roads, said daily Blick.

The St Gallen Cantonal Court ordered the man to dip into his 23.3 million franc fortune, which included a villa with a garage containing five luxury cars.

Court officials said they could not immediately confirm details of the case.

In October, St Gallen police pulled over another speeding motorist after he committed 15 traffic offences in 10 minutes, including driving on the hard shoulder, jumping a red light and failing to stop for police.

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frank76ta’s Profile Photo
Jan 12, 2010 at 8:12 pm
Wow now that goverment taxing the rich. How did they catch him if has a car like make sure keep a full tank!! LOL
TerryO’s Profile Photo
Jan 11, 2010 at 7:05 pm
Well thats a bit steep considering 100 kph is only about 62 mph and 137 kph is only about 84. Unless he was driving in a school zone of course. But if not, I would have given him a "lack-of-speed" violation considering he was in a Farrari.
chevy66babe’s Profile Photo
Jan 10, 2010 at 4:40 pm
That;s really high. I wonder what they charge an ordinary citizen.
My friend's dad had to pay about $250.00 for speeding a couple of years ago when he was caught by MO highway patrol and I thought that was bad.
rhonda’s Profile Photo
Jan 10, 2010 at 10:40 am
That's a bit steep to me. I don't want to pay more just because I might make more than someone else that does the same crime. We already pay higher taxes for trying do better.
Carolina_29053’s Profile Photo
Jan 9, 2010 at 11:21 am
I would say those Swiss have got one heck of a racket going. That is nuts. Talk about highway robbery! They ought to be ashamed. Remind me not so stop for a blue light if I'm ever driving through Switzerland. lol
55Stepside’s Profile Photo
Jan 9, 2010 at 11:18 am
I guess if you have that kind of money, it really doesn't matter. Folks like that think they can get away with anything. Way to go St Gallen police. WOOHOO!!
AngelBufo’s Profile Photo
Jan 9, 2010 at 11:08 am
WOWWZIE DOOZIE. Now I want a Ferrari Testarossa! The guy knows how to live!
JerryandMary’s Profile Photo
Jan 9, 2010 at 10:16 am
Dam! I wonder though if he cares.

THDRAGON’s Profile Photo
Jan 9, 2010 at 10:04 am
WOW what a goober...with that kind of money I would of had someone else drive for me!
normmahoney’s Profile Photo
Jan 9, 2010 at 9:08 am
Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
If you drive a Ferrari
You can get in big Poo!

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