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Man stopped for speeding had fully loaded mobile office in car, say German police

In this photo made available by the Saarland State Police in Germany on Nov. 16, 2012, shows a vehicle with its interior wired up like a mobile office, that Saarland State police stopped on the autobahn near Saarbruecken Germany on Nov. 12, 2012. AP

A vehicle with its interior wired up like a mobile office stopped on the autobahn.
Is it a car or the Starship Enterprise? State police near Saarbruecken, Germany stopped this vehicle which was wired up like a mobile office, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.
AP Photo/Saarland State Police in Germany

(CBS/AP) BERLIN - German police said they pulled over a driver for speeding earlier this week and discovered that he had wired his Ford station wagon with an entire mobile office - laptop, printer, router and more.

We could praise German engineering, but then again, it was an American-made car.

Saarland state police said Friday that the 35-year-old man was driving 130 kph (80 mph) in a 100 kph (62 mph) zone while passing a truck on Monday.

After chasing down the driver, they approached the vehicle and discovered the following "accessories": a wooden frame built on the passenger seat with a laptop on a docking station tilted for easy driver access; a printer; a router; a wireless internet stick; a WLAN antenna; and an inverter to power it all.

Fully loaded indeed.

A navigation system and cellphone mounted to the windshield completed the array.

Somehow, the driver got away with only a speeding ticket of euro120 ($153), because there was no evidence he used the office while driving.

  • Crimesider Staff

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