• Dec 17, 2007

When news broke of Michael Schumacher's adventure behind the wheel of a taxi in Germany, most of us chuckled at the thought of the multiple-champion driver hustling a cab through the streets of Munich. German police were evidently not quite so amused, and have reportedly launched an investigation into the matter.

Both Schumacher and Tuncer Yilmax, the cabbie whose taxi Schumacher commandeered in exchange for fare plus a 100-Euro tip, are under investigation by the Coburg traffic authority for their respective involvement in the erstwhile-amusing affair.

"That was an offence against transport laws. We will have a hearing," said a local law enforcement official. Schumacher's response: "You just have to laugh about it". We'll go with Michael's approach, but keep you posted on what couldn't very well turn into the court-room drama of the year.

[Source: Autosport, photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Apparently the driver is out trying to sell his mini-van. A 9 seater opel and he has received offers, one of which is for 60,000 Euros.

      Only if my high school counselor had figured this one out ;)
      • 7 Years Ago
      They can't do a damn thing, it's hear say...
      • 7 Years Ago
      They are still just pissed that he moved and are not soaking him for taxes...
        • 7 Years Ago
        How much are they going to fine him?

        Seriously, if he broke the law by speeding (which I assume he did), he will probably pay a small fine and that will be that. The cabbie on the other hand...
      • 7 Years Ago
      police are good for 1 thing only......






















      i just dont know what it is though!
      • 7 Years Ago
      His face reminds me of Odo
        • 7 Years Ago
        You're right. He looks a lot like Odo. In fact, he looks exactly like the older Odo from "Children of Time".

        Even his eyes resemble Odo's, and they're Rene Auberjonois' only facial feature I recognize when he doesn't have his makeup on.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Heard a similar story about this Japanese cat, that did a late night Kamakazie run on the public highways in a Ferrari F-40 and had it filmed. Showed the film at party, a cop who was attending the party confiscated the tape as evidence, and arrested his host.
        • 7 Years Ago
        No, but he could have, 180 mph on a public hwy. and recorded it. Lost his license for 6 mos. and a little time in the slammer.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I'm all for safety and what not, but what a bitch move on that cop's part.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You are thinking Finnland. And a certain Nokia executive working the legs of his Ferrari.
      • 7 Years Ago
      lame...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dont many countries in Europe fine you for speeding based on your income?
      Don't they have camera's everywhere?
      Big Brother wants your money.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The fines are way higher than in the US and they want cold hard cash in a lot of countries (I know they do for a fact in Germany), no mailing the ticket etc.

        In Britain and France there are a lot of speed cameras, yes.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hmmm, don't live life to the fullest. We're all dead in the end. So if someone experiences a little joi de vive, they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Come on, the guy is one of the BEST drivers in the world. I can see if someone is road-raging, of course they are a massive danger, but cut the guy some slack for trying to extract (and share with the cabbie) a bit of fun out of our dull, grey existence.
      Sheesh.
      • 7 Years Ago
      When I read the first story I jokingly said the cabbie probably lost his permit and job. Whoops.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Vee have vays of forcing you to obey ze speed limits! Achtung!
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