Aargau court thanks him
Raser delivers himself to the knife with videos
A BMW driver filmed himself in a 50 zone at over 100 km/h. The district court of Aarau was grateful to him.
This is where the case was heard: the district court of Aarau.
A 22-year-old man was convicted by the Aarau district court, among other things, because he was driving his BMW at 101.08 and 100.57 km/h instead of the permitted 50 km/h after a tolerance deduction. At the time of the crime, the apprentice was almost 20 years old. The sports car was registered in the name of his mother, who does not drive a car herself.
Anyone who is more than 50 km/h too fast in a 50 zone is considered a speeder by law. Cell phone videos, which the man had taken himself while driving in the Aarau area, served as the main evidence. As the “Aargauer Zeitung” reports, the court took an extra half hour to watch the videos thoroughly – also slowed down.
20 months conditionally and fines
The defendant and his defense attorney claimed that the defendant was merely the passenger when the vehicle was filmed. This was not accepted by the court. The man must have been the driver, it was said, “otherwise he would have had to sit on the driver’s lap”.
In addition to the speeding offenses, the court also found the BMW driver guilty of driving without a valid ticket, using a mobile phone while driving and simply exceeding the speed limit. The penalty: 20 months in prison with a four-year probationary period. He also has to pay a fine of CHF 3,000. The public prosecutor had demanded a four-month prison sentence and a fine of CHF 10,000. The verdict is not yet legally binding.
By train to work
The young man has since sold the BMW. Apparently he could use the money well: the state has to pay for his official defense attorney for the time being. As soon as his economic circumstances allow, he has to repay these costs.
In court, the man showed remorse. Today he takes the train to work, he explained. And he has to: In order to get his ticket back, he first has to have a traffic psychology report drawn up. He could imagine never driving a car again, said the repentant racer: “I don’t need it.” (noo)