Sarkozy fingered for speeding by car magazine

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2 October 2007, PARIS (AFP) - A French car magazine which sent reporters to follow President Nicolas Sarkozy's official escort has found it guilty of serial motoring offenses.

2 October 2007

PARIS (AFP) - A French car magazine which sent reporters to follow President Nicolas Sarkozy's official escort has found it guilty of serial motoring offenses.

The weekly Auto Plus said that in a four week period ending on September 26 Sarkozy's convoy breached the speed limit eight times, went through eight red lights, and twice went the wrong way down a one-way street.

"Is this an example, or is he a monarch above the law?" it asked.

The magazine also accused Sarkozy of causing unnecessary environmental damage, noting that "for the smallest journey" he takes the presidential Citroen C6 limousine, accompanied by four people-carriers and motorcycle outriders.

AFP

Subject: French news

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