A wealthy driver has been fined 121,000 euros ($129,544) for speeding in Finland, where the penalty is calculated based on the offender’s income.
Copenhagen, Denmark — A wealthy driver has been fined 121,000 euros ($129,544) for speeding in Finland, where the penalty is calculated based on the offender’s income.
“I am very sorry,” Anders Wiklöf was quoted as saying in an article published Monday in the main newspaper of the Aaland Islands, Finland’s autonomous region on the Baltic Sea.
Wiklöf was driving 82 kilometers per hour in a 50 kilometer per hour (31 mph) zone when police stopped and ticketed him on Saturday. His driver’s license was suspended for 10 days in parallel with the imposition of the fine, the newspaper Nya Aaland reported.
It wasn’t the first time Wiklöf was caught driving too fast. He was fined 63,680 euros ($68,176) in 2018, and had to cough up 95,000 euros ($102,000) five years earlier.
Wiklöf, originally from Åland, is the chairman of a holding company active in the logistics, helicopter services, real estate, trade and tourism sectors.
The archipelago lies at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia, between the Finnish city of Turku on the west coast of Finland and the capital of Sweden, Stockholm.