Newspaper reports say he enjoyed basketball and drawing cartoons in Switzerland, where school staff and friends reportedly remembered a shy boy who liked skiing and Hollywood tough guy Jean-Claude van Damme.
The 37-year-old Swedish man was driving at two and a half times the speed limit in his £140,000 Mercedes and police said he was travelling so fast it took him some distance to stop.
In Switzerland speeding fines are worked out using a formula based on the income of the motorists and the severity of the speed. According to prosecutors he is now facing the highest possible penalty of 300 days of fines at £2,166 a day – a total of £650,000.
“We have no record of anyone being caught travelling faster in the country,” said a police spokesman, after they.
He was caught by a speed camera on the A12 highway between Bern and Lausanne on Friday.
He escaped being zapped by numerous radars en-route simply because he was going too fast and they were incapable of clocking speeds beyond 200kph (125mph). It was a new generation of radar machines that finally caught him travelling at close to 300kph (186mph).
Taking the SLS for a spin Is it wrong to have a sneaking admiration for this law-breaker? I mean, sure, he broke the law, got caught, and should pay the penalty, and if this happened in a movie I would be cheering the guy on.