Teen Gets License, Loses It 49 Minutes Later

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By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2018 9:05 AM CST
A police officer uses a radar gun in Panama City Beach, Fla.   (AP Photo/The Panama City News Herald, Heather Leiphart)

(Newser) – In what's sure to be some kind of record, a teen in Germany managed to lose his driver's license a mere 49 minutes after getting it. Traveling with four friends he might've been trying to impress, the 18-year-old was returning from his successful driving test when he was allegedly clocked speeding somewhere near the western towns of Iserlohn and Hemer at around 60mph—about twice the 30mph speed limit, per the BBC.

"Some things last forever—others not for an hour," local police said in a statement after the teen's license was temporarily revoked. He's barred from driving for at least four weeks and until he completes "expensive retraining," police say, noting he'll have to foot the bill. The driver will also be forced to pay a $228 fine, while his probationary period is to be doubled to four years, reports Deutsche Welle. (This new driver drove into a chasm.)

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