Beyond the need for speed

I mean, this is overkill by almost any definition:

It is not uncommon to run up some hefty bills while on holiday, but one British tourist will be feeling particularly glum this week.

The unidentified man racked up tens of thousands of pounds in traffic fines in less than four hours after he rented a luxury supercar in Dubai.

He reportedly broke the speed limit on one of the city’s busiest roads dozens of times in the early hours of Tuesday.

The total cost of the fines came to 175,000 dirhams (£36,000; $47,600).

The fines were issued after the tourist triggered every speed camera on the Sheikh Zayed Road and reached a top speed of 240 km/h (150mph), according to state-owned newspaper The National.

But here’s where it gets weird:

The owners of the dealership where the man rented the Lamborghini Huracán told the newspaper that the driver had left his passport as a guarantee.

I guess he’s not coming home to Blighty any time soon.

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