A new king claims highway idiocy crown

Latvian state police said Friday they had identified this season's new record-holder for high-speed idiocy on the country's roads.

A silver Ferrari was clocked doing 191 km/h (120 mph) on the Riga to Ventspils highway at 10:30 a.m.

The speed limit at that part of the highway was 90 km/h (56 mph).

Incredibly, the high-tech machine was also found to be driving without a valid technical inspection certificate, a failing more usually associated with clapped-out jalopies than premium Italian sports cars. 

The driver who was born in 1972, faces a fine of between €360 and €480 euros and having his licence taken away for six months.

In addition, the lack of a technical certificate will require the payment of a fine of up to €120, which he can probably afford.

We realize this is not big news, but if there's one thing most people like more than looking at a Ferrari, it is looking at a Ferrari driver get busted.

 

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