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Man speeds to company Christmas party at 200 kph

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Man speeds to company Christmas party at 200 kph
Photo: DPA
09:00 CET+01:00
Police in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate stopped a man speeding at almost 200 kilometres per hour (125 miles per hour) on Tuesday night. His excuse? He couldn't be late to the office Christmas party.

Officers caught the 41-year-old speedster on the A93 motorway near Weiden travelling almost 80 kilometres per hour over the speed limit in his company car, police reported.

The hotfoot apparently tried to excuse his haste by explaining that he was on his way to his office Christmas party and didn't want to miss it, but officers were not amused.

The man will lose his driver's licence for three months and pay a €550 fine, police reported.

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