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Gotthard racer to go to jail

National News // April 27, 2018

Justice has finally caught up with the Gotthard racer.  A man, identified only as Christian R will have to serve 12 months in prison after a court in Stuttgart confirmed a sentence passed by a Swiss court is valid.

JFXie Gotthard racer to go to jail

Back in July 2014 the man was stopped by police as he screamed through the Gotthard Tunnel at over 200 kph.

He was sentenced to at least a year behind bars by a court in Ticino. But by that time had fled back home to Germany and refused to return to Switzerland.

After two court hearings in Germany, appeal judges decided he should go to prison. It now means the case returns to a lower court for final sentencing. This time it will seem there is no escape.



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