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Millionaire caught going 259mph in £2million Bugatti on motorway dodges jail

A TYCOON who sparked fury when he drove his Bugatti supercar at 259mph on a German motorway has dodged jail over lack of proof.

Prosecutors closed the investigation after they probed Czech funding chief Radim Passer, 58, over an alleged unlawful stunt that was shared on-line earlier this year.

The probe was launched after video footage showed the tycoon driving at 259mph on the German autobahn

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The probe was launched after video footage confirmed the tycoon driving at 259mph on the German autobahnCredit: Radim Passer/CEN
Czech investor Radim Passer, 58 (right) was spared jail time due to lack of evidence

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Czech investor Radim Passer, 58 (proper) was spared jail time on account of lack of proofCredit: Radim Passer/CEN
Investigators concluded that the £2million Bugatti Chiron had not been driven recklessly

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Investigators concluded that the £2million Bugatti Chiron had not been pushed recklesslyCredit: Radim Passer/CEN

Prosecutors had investigated whether or not a prohibited race had taken place in the millionaire’s £2million car on the A2 between Berlin and Hanover.

By regulation they needed to show whether or not the driving force has moved “recklessly” via site visitors in order to achieve the “highest attainable pace”.

But Passer’s pace was deemed to be lower than 2 mph under the sports activities automobile’s restricted high pace, set at 261 mph as a result of the car’s tyres may burst if it went quicker.

The public prosecutor’s office additionally mentioned the motorway was practically empty, noting good visibility and climate situations.

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Consequentially, they dominated nobody was endangered through the 4.50am stunt.

With inadequate suspicion of against the law, Passer was not charged.

The ruling comes after greater than 10 million folks considered the clip of the Thirty third-richest Czech hitting 417 kph on the A2 autobahn in July final year.

Passer posted the video on-line in January and it stays on his YouTube channel at this time.

It sparked fury amongst security campaigners and renewed calls to impose pace limits on Germany’s autobahns – which famously don’t have any restrictions exterior city areas.

Most German producers electronically cap motors at 155mph to allay environmental and security considerations.

The Green celebration referred to as for the 81mph suggestion to turn into regulation as a part of efforts to chop carbon dioxide emissions.

However, the proposal was ditched throughout talks to type the governing coalition with the SPD and the FDP.

In the so referred to as race, Passer didn’t break the all-time autobahn pace document, which continues to be standing after greater than 80 years.

That was set by racing driver Rudolf Caracciola who clocked a median of 268.8mph over two runs in a modified Mercedes Benz in 1938.

Rival Bernd Rosemeyer was killed on his second run after clocking 269mph in an Auto Union after the general public highway was closed for the event.

In the UK, the primary motorways initially had no pace limits.

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Legend has it that caps have been introduced in following outrage at a check driver doing 185mph in an AC Cobra Le Mans racing automobile on the M1 in 1964.

National limits have been later launched through the oil disaster in the Seventies.

IT investment guru Radim Passer has a reported wealth of £226million

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IT funding guru Radim Passer has a reported wealth of £226millionCredit: Alamy

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