Police nab boxer driving 230 kilometres per hour
Published: 30 Sep 2011 08:02 GMT+02:00
Updated: 30 Sep 2011 08:02 GMT+02:00
Former world boxing champion Arthur Abraham’s driving licence is at risk after he was pulled over by police in Berlin doing 230 kilometres per hour (142 miles per hour) in his Ferrari, a new speed record for the city.
According to the Tagesspiegel newspaper the 31-year-old was first spotted zooming along the city’s A113 motorway in a section where the speed limit is only 80kph Wednesday evening.
But shocked police used a radar gun to clock his car’s speed and after a short chase, they pulled him over. He told them he was on his way to an awards ceremony and running late, according to the newspaper.
Officers let him go but followed him the rest of the way to the ceremony to ensured he stayed within the law.
Abraham now risks a three month driving ban and a fine of €1,360.
This is not the first time he has demonstrated a need for speed, and has been banned from the road in the past.
The Armenian-German boxer was the International Boxing Federation’s world middleweight champion between 2005 and 2009.