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Rasmus Ristolainen fined $135,000 for speeding in Finland , highest ever for a speeding ticket

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Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen has been reportedly fined $135,000 for speeding in Finland. 

It may not be a serious case in US where you get a speeding ticket , appear in court and pay your penalty, but its a different case in Finland.  

Finland uses an income-based system for traffic penalties and the  fine is believed to be the most ever for a speeding ticket in Finland. 

Penalties are calculated on the basis of an offender’s daily disposable income which is generally half of their daily salary.

The incident happened at Turku on May 3 where Ristolainen  was reportedly driving his Mercedes-Benz G 500 on a high traffic road. 

Police said the sportsman was at  driving 50 mph in a 25 mph zone. 

Ristolainen was fined 120,000 euros, which is the equivalent of $135,440 in the United States.

It is to be noted that Ristolainen  earns $5 million a year for the blue and gold.

According to the report,  Ristolainen admitted that he was speeding but said the speedometer did not properly show how fast he was travelling. 

It is also said that Ristolainen’s license could be cancelled for three months but the decision has been put on hold for few weeks. 

 

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