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Swiss Diplomat Turns Paris Into Race Strip

Posted: Jun. 12th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Hopefully a lot better at negotiating business than with traffic, the Swiss ambassador to the OECD embarrassed himself and his homeland when he was arrested for drunken driving and a high speed chase through Paris. Too fast, too furious eat your heart out: here's a guy who can do it in reality, and actually get away with it. Diplomatic immunity, baby.

The Swiss ambassador to the OECD was arrested in Paris for drunk driving after a high-speed chase in which police shot out one of the tyres on his car, a police source said on Tuesday.

The diplomat was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning after being caught speeding in his Mercedes close to the Sorbonne university.

Even after his tyre was shot out, the diplomat briefly continued trying to escape the police car pursuing him and he was subsequently found to be over the drink driving limit, the police source said.

The ambassador, Stefan Flückiger, was released from custody after police confirmed his diplomatic status but he may now face prosecution.

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