Convicted after rowdy maneuvers in Ferrari
German football legend harassed drivers on A1
A German ex-soccer professional harassed another driver on the A1 near Winterthur. After initially closing in on him, he launched a daring overtaking maneuver and outbraked his opponent. Now the Ferrari driver has been convicted.
In January 2022, a German ex-soccer player in a Ferrari braked another driver on the A1 near Winterthur ZH. (icon picture)
Chicane on the A1 near Winterthur! As “Züri Today” reports, a German made a dangerous maneuver in his Ferrari in January 2022. He drove close to another driver, overtook him from the right and finally braked him.
As the news portal continues to write, the highway rowdy is said to be a well-known ex-soccer professional. With his daring manoeuvre, the German made himself liable to prosecution and has since been sentenced for the action.
As can be seen from the penalty order available to “Züri Today”, it happened on January 25, 2022. The football legend was on the motorway towards St. Gallen shortly before 4:30 p.m. when the incident occurred.
He faces a fine of 60,000 francs
The German, who lives in Switzerland, was apparently in a hurry and followed the car in front of him for a long time at an “insufficient” distance. According to the public prosecutor’s decision, both vehicles were initially in the second fast lane.
Then the ex-professional apparently burst his collar. He changed lanes, overtook his opponent from the right and maneuvered his luxury car back into the second fast lane. According to the public prosecutor’s office, the German is said to have “abruptly” braked the driver. But that’s not all: The other vehicle even had to make an emergency stop, as the authority continues to write. The public prosecutor’s office in Winterthur/Unterland therefore classifies the incident as a gross violation of traffic rules.
According to the decision, “reckless behavior” is now costing the German dearly: the authorities imposed a fine of 30 daily rates of 2,000 francs each – i.e. around 60,000 francs. Since the amount of the penalty is based on the assets of the accused, the penalty in the case of the former professional footballer is correspondingly high.
Fine of 9000 francs
However, he only has to pay the sum if he is again guilty of something within the probationary period of two years, as the portal continues to write. However, the German did not get away with it completely unpunished: he had to pay a fine of CHF 9,000 for braking the other driver. There are also 800 francs of procedural costs. It is unclear why the football professional slowed down the other driver. The German did not want to comment on the incident when asked by the news portal. (dzc)