Speeding Swede Faces $1M Fine

Driver was going 180mph on Swiss road
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 13, 2010 1:31 AM CDT
Police say that at the speed the man was driving his Mercedes SLS AMG, it would have taken him nearly a third of a mile to stop the car.   (AP Photo/Daniel Roland)

(Newser) – A 37-year-old Swedish driver won't be forgetting his trip to Switzerland in a hurry. The man faces a record-breaking $1 million maximum fine after being caught driving his Mercedes SLS AMG at 180 miles per hour, over 100 miles per hour over the limit. The Swiss determine speeding fines by the wealth of the driver and the speed recorded, the BBC notes. The driver, whose car has been impounded, blames a faulty speedometer.
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