Wednesday, 20 November 2019
A German sports car driving at a speed of 250 kilometres per hour on the E40 motorway towards Liège was intercepted by the federal road police on Tuesday.
The police spotted the sports car during a speed check-in Hoegaarden. The check took place between 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM and the speed of 4,115 vehicles were reviewed.
A young man from Machelen was driving the sports car. He had rented it in Germany for a wedding and was driving back to return the car when he was spotted and brought off the motorway by the police.
Geflitst aan 250 km/uur!
De Federale Wegpolitie organiseerde vandaag een snelheidscontrole in Hoegaarden op de E40 richting Luik: 4115 voertuigen gecontroleerd
— Federale Politie (@federalepolitie) November 19, 2019
The motorists driving licence has been withdrawn for 15 days and he will have to answer for his “dangerous driving behaviour,” a statement by the federal police explained.
Overall, 97% of the 4,115 drivers checked were in line with the speed limit.
The Brussels Times
Correction: A previous version of this story said the driver was from Mechelen