Report: Brazil driver owes $2 million in fines

September 26, 2008 2:00:49 PM PDT
Brazilian police reportedly have caught up with a motorist who owes the equivalent of nearly US$2 million in unpaid traffic fines. Folha OnLine says police stopped 36-year-old Armando Clemente da Silva on Wednesday night and discovered he has been ticketed nearly 1,000 times since 2001, the year he bought his current car.

Folha OnLine says the accumulated fines for speeding and running red lights total 3.4 million reals (US$1.9 million).

Silva says he never received the tickets because he was always too busy to register the car in his name.

The car is worth about US$6,600, Folha OnLine reported Thursday. It was impounded and will be auctioned unless Silva comes up with the money he owes.