Speeding millionaire driver fined $290,000, tops previous record of $107,391

Ferrari Testarossa

We’re pretty sure it feels amazing to break records – but what about breaking a record for speeding and ending up in court? An unidentified millionaire raked up a record fine of 299,000 Swiss francs ($290,000 USD) after Swiss police caught him driving his red Ferrari Testarossa through a village at 62 mph. He was also clocked at speeds of up to 85 mph on country roads.

A northeastern Swiss court of St. Gallen gave the man his hefty penalty, which significantly exceeds the previous record of 111,000 francs ($107,391 USD) handed to a Porsche driver in 2008.

“The accused ignored elementary traffic rules with a powerful vehicle out of a pure desire for speed,” the court said in its judgment.

Of course, $290,000 dollars is nothing for a man that has a 23.3 million franc fortune ($22.5 million USD), including a villa with a large garage holding five luxury cars.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Reuters