A wealthy driver has been fined 121,000 euros ($129,544) for speeding in Finland, where such penalties are calculated according to an offender’s income
Copenhagen, Denmark — A wealthy driver has been fined 121,000 euros ($129,544) for speeding in Finland, where such fines are calculated based on an offender’s income.
“I really regret the matter,” the main newspaper of the Åland Islands, an autonomous region of Finland in the Baltic Sea, quoted Anders Wiklöf in an article published Monday.
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Wiklöf was driving 82 kilometers per hour (51 miles per hour) in a 50 kilometers per hour (31 miles per hour) zone when police stopped and ticketed him on Saturday. In addition to getting the fine, he also got his driver’s license for 10 days, according to the newspaper Nya Aaland.
It was not the first time that Wiklöf was caught speeding. In 2018 he was fined 63,680 euros ($68,176), five years earlier he had to cough up 95,000 euros ($102,000).
Born in Aaland, Wiklöf is the chairman of a holding company that includes companies in the logistics, helicopter services, real estate, trade and tourism sectors.
The archipelago is located at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia, between the Finnish city of Turku, on the west coast of mainland Finland, and Sweden’s capital, Stockholm.