Go Speed Racer, Go!
A Swedish man has been handed what is believed to be the world's largest speeding fine, which is expected to cost him £650,000.
The 37-year-old man was driving at two and a half times the speed limit in his £140,000 Mercedes when he was pulled over by traffic police in Switzerland.
They said he was traveling so fast it took him some distance to stop.
The motorist was traveling faster than any other person to be caught speeding in the country, according to prosecutors.
In Switzerland, speeding fines are calculated using a formula that takes into consideration on the income of the motorist and the severity of the speed.
The article goes on to note that most of the radar guns that the police have were not even capable of recording the actual speed of the car, which was eventually clocked at 186 mph. It doesn't say whether or not the driver grew up in Durham, but it does note that he claimed that typical North Carolina speeding excuse: "I think the speedo on the car, which is new, is faulty."
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