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Indy 500 Driver Busted for Speeding

Talk about your ultimate ironies. A guy who gets paid to drive at speeds consistently over 200mph on the racetrack was busted for speeding going down the highway. Driver Tomas Scheckter got a speeding ticket only two nights before the Indy 500 on Sunday:

Scheckter got a speeding ticket Friday night on Interstate 65 in Indianapolis, where the speed limit is 55 miles per hour. Police say it was difficult to clock Scheckter accurately because he was weaving in and out of traffic.

Scheckter could have been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving but was instead given a ticket for driving at an unreasonable speed. The ticket carries a fine of $175 to $500.

Scheckter on his twitter page actually says he got preferential treatment: “they know who i am said normally i would be arrested but just gonna give me a ticket.” I guess it pays to be a racecar driver nobody outside of Indianapolis has heard of. In case you were wondering how he did, Scheckter finished 15th at the Indy 500.

Sources:
Indy 500 driver gets speeding ticket before race [AP/FOX Sports]
Tomas Scheckter on Twitter


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