Swiss Millionaire Hit With $290K Speeding Fine

Repeat offender handed history's priciest traffic ticket
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2010 3:25 AM CST
Swiss Millionaire Hit With $290K Speeding Fine
The culprit has a fortune of $23 million, a multi-million dollar home, and five luxury cars including the Ferrari Testarossa he was caught speeding in, the court heard.   (<a href="" target="source">©</a><a href="" target="source">stuff_and_nonsense</a>)

A Swiss millionaire caught driving his Ferrari Testarossa through a residential area at 85 mph has been hit with the highest speeding ticket in history. The court handed the 53-year-old showoff a $290,000 fine based on his $23 million personal fortune, the fact that he was a repeat offender, and because he had falsely claimed to be a diplomat in a bid to dodge punishment, the BBC reports.
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