GOSSAU, Switzerland – Authorities say an Italian man took reckless driving to new heights in 11 frantic minutes of traffic violations in eastern Switzerland.
They say they first spotted the 47-year-old driver as he sped his jeep past an unmarked police car at 100 mph in a rainstorm Sunday.
Driving dangerously close to other cars on the autobahn, he then allegedly ignored police attempts to pull him over — first with a stop sign, and then with flashing lights and sirens.
Police say the man drove through a construction zone at 87 mph, nearly twice the speed limit, before being stopped.
They seized the man's driver's license, and a judge ordered him tested for medications and illegal drugs.
Police said Monday the man racked up 15 traffic violations in 11 minutes.