Feb 8, 2022

Czech millionaire investigated over alleged 417km/h motorway drive in Germany

Radim Passer is now being investigated for his apparent drive along a motorway in the state of Saxony-Anhalt. The driver faces a prison sentence of up to two years or a fine, reports say. The wealthy sports car owner from the Czech Republic posted videos of last summer's apparent drive in a Bugatti Chiron on the A2 between Berlin and Hanover on YouTube, bringing attention to the incident. According to the criminal code, a solo drive can still constitute an offence if the driver "Moves at an inappropriate speed and in a manner that grossly violates the traffic code and is reckless", reports say. Transport Minister Volker Wissing has condemned the driver's attitude, noting that while there is no speed limit in Germany, the car should always be "Under control", the AFP news agency quotes him as saying.

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