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Drink-driver lands 39,000 fine
Oslo restaurant
The woman had drunk up to 11 glasses of wine
A Norwegian high-flier has been fined a record 500,000 kroner (39,000) for drink-driving under a system that links fines to income, reports say.

The size of the fine suggests the woman probably earns 6 million kroner (470,000) a year.

The woman's identity and profession are being withheld because she is the only person in her field to earn such a huge sum, Norwegian media reports say.

The woman had drunk up to 11 glasses of wine in an Oslo bar before driving off.

She hit three parked vehicles in a 100m stretch of road.

She was then said to have punched a policeman who arrived at the scene.

The report in Verdens Gang, Norway's biggest-selling newspaper, said the woman had also been spared a jail sentence on condition that she attended counselling for alcohol abuse.

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