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Valais man caught driving 100km/hr over speed limit

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The speed was recorded by a police radar camera. Photo: Valais police
10:13 CEST+02:00
A van driver in the canton of Valais was stopped on the A9 motorway near Sierre on Tuesday for driving at 223 kilometres per hour, more than 100km/hr over the speed limit.

Valais police caught the 24-year-old on a fixed radar camera on Tuesday evening and immediately revoked his driving licence, they said in a statement.

His case is now in the hands of the public prosecutor, who could hand down a maximum four-year prison sentence as well as a driving ban for at least two years.

The speed limit on motorways in Switzerland is 120km/hr.

Penalties for exceeding the limit start at 20 francs for an excess speed of up to 5km/hr and increase to 260 francs for driving at 25km/hr over the limit.

Those exceeding the limit by 35km/hr or more on a motorway will be disqualified from driving for a minimum of three months and have their offence recorded as a criminal conviction.

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