Drunk driver fined $30,400!!
A 22 year old Norwegian Student has been handed a $30,400 fine for drunk driving. Fines for drunk driving in Norway are based on the defendant's income. Katharine G. Andresen is reportedly Norway's richest woman, with a fortune estimated at 1.23 billion.
Andresen, who was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.06 – three times over the legal limit, which at 0.02 is one of Europe’s strictest – more than an hour after she was stopped, successfully pleaded that she had limited means. The equivalent in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is 0.08 and many Europeans have a limit of between 0.04 and 0.05.