WASHINGTON, July 25, 2017 – For millions of people around America, suffering from insomnia can be nerve wrecking. Yet one 79-year-old woman in Belgium believes that she had found a remedy for her sleepless nights, according to Fox News.
Unfortunately for her, the police did not think her cure something they would advise for others who face the same medical dilemma.
Most parents who have small babies that can’t seem to fall asleep at night except when mom or dad takes them for a brief ride in the car to lull them to sleep might empathize with the elderly woman. This insomnia stricken woman was having problems falling to sleep last June 2016 and decided that perhaps the cure was a need for speed.
So, following her instinct, she climbed into her very, very fast Porsche Boxster GTS for a spin in for a midnight drive to “clear her head,” in the sports car.
Well, as one might expect, when you have a Porsche, you are not going to just rev it up for a nice sedate drive up and down the neighborhood streets. The woman chose to air it out and according to published reports reached a speed of 147 miles an hour.
The woman ended up in court earlier this week to explain to the judge why she was out on that road. He asked if she were actually behind the wheel when it was caught racing down the road close to the car’s top speed of 173 miles an hour. The speeding oldster fessed up to breaking the law in a car that has 330 horsepower under the hood.
The speeding oldster fessed up to breaking the law in a car that has 330 horsepower under the hood.
Since the 79-year-old did not have a criminal record before she was stopped by law enforcement for a midnight drive to “clear her head’ the court fined her $4,500 which is the equivalent of 4,000 euros. It also appears that the midnight speed demon has been prevented from solving her insomnia with midnight racing as well. She has been banned from driving any vehicle for the next three months.
She has been banned from driving any vehicle for the next three months.