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Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 July 2005, 13:14 GMT 14:14 UK
Bridge too far for Coulthard
David Coulthard drives across the Bosphorus Bridge

Formula one star David Coulthard has been collared by police after driving his racing car through Turkey.

The Red Bull ace took his motor for a spin across the Bosphorus Bridge, but forgot to pay his toll fee and was promptly pulled over when he reached the other side.

Coulthard was in Turkey to promote the sport, but that cut no ice with the over-officious cops and he was hit with a whopping fine of 20 euros - that's 13.75 in old money.

Fortunately the Scot didn't have to smash open his piggy bank, with his team generously agreeing to stump up the cash.

Turkey's Anatolia news agency said: "The driver was picked up by the automatic surveillance system when he was driving across the Bosphorus Bridge in his Formula One car."

Apparently only the president, traffic police and emergency workers have the right to cross the bridge for nothing.

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