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Swedish Mercedes SLS AMG Impounded by Swiss Police

Mercedes SLS AMG impounded by Swiss police

Swiss police have impounded a brand new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG that belonged to a 37-year old Swedish guy. The black Mercedes SLS AMG was impounded after the driver flew past a highway radar in the Swiss province of Freiburg 170km/h to fast. The police clocked the SLS AMG at 290km/h where 120km/h is allowed.

We know the Swiss are strict when it comes to speeding but reports in German media suggest the Swedish driver can face a penalty up to 1,08 million Swiss Francs (about € 782.000). Therefor the police did not only confiscate his license but also impounded his SLS AMG as a security for the potential penalty.

In Switzerland every speeding offense over 30km/h to fast is considered a criminal offense and the drivers income and wealth is considered when the judge rules on the penalty. A spokesperson for the local traffic authority suggests this will apply to this driver as well and that would be a first as the income based fines in Switzerland so far have only been applied to Swiss nationals.

The Mercedes SLS AMG can only be saved by a really good lawyer or by swallowing the bitter pill, the advice to everyone else would be to take it easy the next time they visit this little country in the Alps!

Published: August 9, 2010 11:31 pm

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  • Julian

    I would advise him to spend about 10% of the penalty on an excellent swiss lawyer – might be a good investment ;)

  • thecheeseain’ttheonlythingwithholes

    well they are not making as much on laundering drug money anymore, so now they do this.

  • http://www.sports.com Joe87263

    yeah exactly, and all to those who complain, we all make mistakes. so did he, he could have killed lifes, but there are worse people than him, he can afford that car, some of u say he deserves it, some say he doesnt. but that tkt is realisticly too much! he can afford 500€ tkt, but thats already a lor, he might have worked for every penny he has, so its fair. dont complain, because youre not that weatlhy, so be fair and be on his side! life is not fair, but treat your fellows like it was yourself or get to know the person first to make a comment about him.

  • symndz

    hmmm .. good lawyer?? don’t think so :) maybe he just did not notice the border crossing between germany and switzerland

  • Dave

    @sam I disagree. same crime = same punishment.

    Prison sentences aren’t based upon a percentage of the person’s remaining life.

  • http://n/a sam

    It’s not about the value of the ticket, it’s about your budget feeling that fine. Imagine if he’d get “normal” fine, like €500… Someone who drives such a car, can afford €500 fine to pay every day, therefore, won’t learn his lesson, so please, don’t be shocked, that’s the way tickets should be all over the world.

  • doge1

    here is not in montecarlo!

  • Alex G.

    Yes indeed, that’s was I meant to say :)
    Sorry for my weak english skills…