Swedish motorist faces world's biggest speeding fine at 650K pounds

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London, Aug 12 (ANI): A Swedish man, who was revealed to be driving at two and a half times the speed limit, is facing the world's biggest speeding fine of 650,000 pounds after he was caught driving at 186mph on a Swiss motorway.

The Swedish man, aged 37, who was driving in his 140,000 pounds Mercedes, was travelling so fast that police said he needed over half-a-kilometre of road to come to a stop.

In Switzerland speeding fines are worked out using a formula based on the income of the motorists and the severity of the speed.

According to prosecutors he is now facing the highest possible penalty of 300 days of fines at 2,166 pounds a day - a total of 650,000 pounds.

"We have no record of anyone being caught travelling faster in the country," the Telegraph quoted a police spokesman as saying.

The man was caught by a speed camera on the A12 highway between Bern and Lausanne travelling close to 300kph (186mph).

He had escaped being zapped by numerous radars en-route simply because he was going too fast and they were incapable of clocking speeds beyond 200kph (125mph).

"I think the speedo on the car, which is new, is faulty," he told police by way of an explanation.

The police arrested him shortly afterward and released him after questioning. (ANI)

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