A Florida politician eyeing the US Senate suggested that his penchant for speeding should be overlooked due to the quality of his expensive vehicle.
According to an op-ed in the Herald Tribune by columnist Tom Lyons, Carlos Beruff -known as “the Cuban-American Donald Trump” for his outlandish statements and lavish lifestyle- has been ticketed five times in six years, even getting his license suspended for 40 days after going 103 miles per hour on the interstate in 2010.
“I had a really nice car. You can drive 103 and it not be dangerous,” the 58-year-old Senate hopeful said, claiming that more expensive cars are able to handle higher speeds better.
Beruff has been stopped for speeding in school zones, as well as going 15-31 MPH over the speed limit three other times. His most recent offense in June 2014 found him going 76 in a 45, resulting in a $300 penalty.
Florida state law gives courts discretion on whether or not to suspend a license if the offender is found going 30 MPH or more over the posted speed limit.
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