Swiss authorities say that an Italian man took reckless driving to new heights on Sunday, accumulating 15 traffic violations in 11 minutes.
Officials first spotted the 47-year-old driver as he sped past an unmarked police car at 160 kilometres per hour on the A1 motorway in eastern Switzerland, during a rainstorm.
Driving dangerously close to other cars on the motorway, he then allegedly ignored police attempts to pull him over – first with a stop sign and then with flashing lights and sirens, St Gallen cantonal police said on Monday.
The driver then sped through a construction zone at 140 km/h, nearly twice the speed limit allowed on that stretch of the road, before being stopped.
The maximum speed on Swiss motorways is 120 km/h, although the limit is reduced to 100 km/h and slower in many areas.
Authorities seized the man's driver's licence on the spot and a judge has ordered him to be tested for medication and illegal drugs.
swissinfo.ch and agencies