Ferrari Convoy Nabbed in China After Joyride, Global Times Says

Chinese police suspended the licenses of five Ferrari drivers who were caught speeding along a highway together as fast as 213 kilometers (132 miles) per hour, the state-run Global Times reported today.

The five were all clocked going more than 150 kilometers per hour along the highway in southern China’s Zhejiang Province, the newspaper said, citing regional police it didn’t identify. They were part of a group of at least 14 Ferrari SpA vehicles that were traveling together to a nearby lake, the English-language newspaper reported.

Police in the region had known for some time that there was a group of Ferrari drivers who travel at high speeds on the highway and decided to stop them at a toll booth after traffic monitors detected them June 9, the newspaper said. Six got through the toll booth before police arrived and the other eight were caught, it said.

Three drivers were fined 200 yuan ($31) for going above the speed limit of 100 kilometers per hour and slower than 150 kilometers per hour. The driver who was clocked going the fastest told police the main group of Ferraris had left him behind and he was trying to catch up, the Global Times reported.

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