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Bugatti Veyron Ticketed In California Going 210 MPH+

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Social media "mogul" Philip Odegard mysteriously included this amazing California speeding ticket in his Flickr photostream this week showing an estimated speed of 210 MPH+ in a 65 MPH zone driving a Bugatti Veyron.

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A lack of supplemental information about the ticket other than it was received on the California State Route 73 toll road leaves us in question, but if it is indeed a true speeding ticket and not some ill-conceived joke, it may be the most epic display of supercar hoonage ever caught by the California Highway Patrol. And for those of you playing at home, here's what the California law for speeding above 100 MPH is:

"every person convicted of an infraction for a violation described in subdivision (b) of Section 22348 shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500)."

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So, no jail time as far as we can see, but a fairly hefty fine. (Hat tip to Less Lincoln!) [via Flickr]

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I call BS.

To start with, if he really was going that fast, he's an idiot for pulling over. He could have been off that toll road and off the freeway safe and sound before the CHP officer could have called for backup.

Also, I have never once seen a CHP officer on any of the toll roads around here. The only way this makes sense is if he didn't have an electronic toll pass, decided to blow through that lane anyway to skip the toll and traffic, and was unfortunate enough to get his license plate snapped by the cameras there, and get the ticket mailed to him later.

In any case, something tells me that this is a fake.

No matter which way you look at it, this guy's an idiot, and if the ticket is real, he deserved it.

Also, driving at speeds of over 100mph qualifies for reckless endangerment, which is a much more serious penalty.