Record fine for speed­ster

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

ST GALLEN: A Swiss court has slapped a wealthy speed­ster with a chalet-sized fine – a full $290 000 (R2.1 mil­lion)

Judges at a court in St Gallen, in easter n Switzer­land, based the record-break­ing fine on the speeder’s es­ti­mated wealth of more than $20 mil­lion.

The driver – a re­peat of­fender – drove up to 57km/h faster than the 80km/h limit.

The Blick daily news­pa­per in Zurich re­ports that the fine is more than twice the pre­vi­ous Swiss record of about $107 000. – Sapa-AP

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