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The Laws an A**hole

A foul-mouthed driver who called another motorist an 'a**ehole' in a row over a parking spot has been fined 60,000 GBP by a court in Hamburg, Germany.

The Ernst-Gernot Maier, 68, - swore after the other driver complained when he pushed in front of him to pinch a prime parking space in a busy road.

Under German law he was due to be fined one month's income, but judges saw red when he tried to conceal his 700,000 GBP-a-year income and fined him 60,000 GBP for the outburst.

"This was probably Hamburg's most expensive insult ever," one of the judges said in his summing up - and then gave him a one month driving ban for good measure.

German Herald





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