Talk about a penalty, Kyle Busch has lost his license for 45 days after the May 24th speeding ticket when he was caught driving 128 mph in a 45 mph zone. Kyle was also fined $1,000, sentenced to 30 hours of community service and put on one year of unsupervised probation.
Not sure how often this happens, but Kyle was definitely not shown any favoritism as most celebrities are nowadays. His lawyer said that Kyle was not treated like a normal citizen.
Busch attorney Cliff Homesley argued that his client wasn’t being treated the same as other people in similar circumstances, citing a July case of a 21-year-old convicted felon who was caught doing 128 mph and received a $300 fine and no loss of license.
“In 25 years of practicing law I’ve never seen someone not being offered better than this,” Homesley argued before the court. “All I am asking is to treat Kyle Busch like any other citizen that appears before the court.”
Homesley, calling Busch one of the best drivers in the world, said: “He had full control of that vehicle at all times.
“That automobile in his hands was like a scalpel in the hands of a surgeon. Not a knife in the hands of a 5-year-old.” Source: Fox Sports
While I am sure Kyle’s lawyer thinks that Kyle had complete control of his vehicle, he most assuredly did not have full control of everything around him. What if a kid had wandered into the road, or, more likely, an animal? Would he have been able to avoid it? Would he have crashed and killed himself and his wife, who was in the car with him? There are so many what if’s that it is hard to tell what could have happened had he not passed those three police cars. Here’s hoping he keeps the speed down on the highways and other roads and stays on the track with those kinds of speeds. And, here’s hoping they put that judge in the courtroom when other celebrities get caught doing stuff, if this judge had handled the first Lindsay Lohan troubles, she might have already straightened up by now.