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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
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
 
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chevy66babe
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.
 
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Carolina_29053
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
 
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AngelBufo
Jan 9, 2010 at 11:08 am
WOWWZIE DOOZIE. Now I want a Ferrari Testarossa! The guy knows how to live!
 
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normmahoney
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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jphillips
Jan 9, 2010 at 7:38 am
maybe he should move to germany (autoban)....were your pure desire for speed is pleased !!!,,I was there once and rented a bmw,,,it was a lot off fun holding the gas petal to the floor for so long !,,,,(darn rev limiters).
 
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canadianpontiac
guy
Jan 9, 2010 at 6:54 am
Maybe St.Galen should hire a couple of Texas Smokies! smile image
 

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