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BY: Bix

The Million-Dollar Speeding Ticket

The Swiss are merciless when it comes to wealthy hoons.

Scrape your jaw off the floor, folks. No, that's not a typo: a Swedish man behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG was slapped with more than $1 million in fines after being nabbed doing about 180 miles per hour on a Swiss road. The 37-year-old Swede, Mikael Blomkvist whose name was not given, also suffered the confiscation of his new Benz by the police in addition to the world's heftiest speeding fine. He managed to escape earlier detection because many of the Swiss traffic cameras are incapable of detecting vehicles traveling more than 125 mph; it was only when he shot past a newer radar that could register his speed that he was picked up. But if you're worried about losing your life savings for getting caught doing ten over in Switzerland, fear not—the Swiss determine fines based on the driver's income as well as the speed of the car. Justice for the poor! [via The Telegraph]
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