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Drove through Austrian Orange Light...Now a police interview in Muri...

I live in Kt Aargau. Was travelling in Austria in October and was flashed going through an orange light in the centre of Feldkirch - genuinely I felt it would have been more dangerous to stop but I was flashed.

I just got a letter through the post today from Muri Polizei to attend an interview next Tuesday - no other details.

Any ideas of what penalty I am going to face? I had looked it up and it was in the low Euro's - wasn't even sure they would come after me...wishful thinking.

Just to throw another spanner in the works - my wife drove my car and recently got a 120chf fine on the motorway - we just paid it - the car though is in my name so that will also be on my license. I have a feeling that it is too late to admit it wasn't me driving and possibly a criminal offence...can anyone confirm without the obvious comments about it being a stupid thing to do?

Would appreciate advice on this one - particualrly if you have experience...more than a little concerned.
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Re: Drove through Austrian Orange Light...Now a police interview in Muri...

It's a 14 fine for jumping an Orange light in Austria.

Are you sure it's for jumping an Orange light that they are calling you in?

Also why would you get called in to a Swiss police station for an offence in Austria?

I'd guess you did something else in Swiss...
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Old 06.12.2012, 17:42
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Re: Drove through Austrian Orange Light...Now a police interview in Muri...

Driving through Vienna some years ago, in haste, to get out of the city and drive home to CH. Later I found I had quite a few violations, either going through on yellow or red. In the end it was a fine, or the option of spending a day in jail! Obviously I took the option of the former.
Unless they have changed their approach, what would warrant an interview by running a yellow light? Seems extreme to say the least.
Could it be related to something entirely different and have questions for you regarding another incident in the area? Something perhaps you may or may not have been witness to?
Call them, try and find out more.
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Just to throw another spanner in the works - my wife drove my car and recently got a 120chf fine on the motorway - we just paid it - the car though is in my name so that will also be on my license.

a 120 chf fine on the motorway is a small amount over the limit. If you read the letter they sent you it says the incident it is not recorded, dont worry about who paid it, that makes no difference.
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Re: Drove through Austrian Orange Light...Now a police interview in Muri...

Thanks for your help.

The letter is a summons by order of the Province of Feldkirch. They want to speak to the responsible driver...

If they have registered as going through a red light which I dont think it was is this serious enough for a summons? Seems a bit heavy handed. I didn't see any other flashes...

I will call and see if I can get more information. Concerned about a seriously heavy fine or that my license could be taken....
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Re: Drove through Austrian Orange Light...Now a police interview in Muri...

So you've received a letter from the Province of Feldkirch AT directing you to attend the police station in Muri, AR, CH to discuss your driving?

I can smell a groan coming, but I love that inter-law enforcement agency cooperation!

Surprised they went that far for driving through an amber light...
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Old 06.12.2012, 20:43
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Re: Drove through Austrian Orange Light...Now a police interview in Muri...

Anyway good luck with your visit to the Muri police. I hope it turns out to be less difficult than you think.
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Re: Drove through Austrian Orange Light...Now a police interview in Muri...

20+ years ago, I had to do this, and from another canton, not another country.

Even the interviewing cop thought it over the top (offense in ZG, me and cop in ZH).

Seems I had pissed off an off-duty cop from ZG.

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Re: Drove through Austrian Orange Light...Now a police interview in Muri...

The interview involved checking I was who they wanted - checking my Swiss licence and then sending the paperwork back to Austria...fine to follow...
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it's a 14 fine for jumping an orange light in austria.

Are you sure it's for jumping an orange light that they are calling you in?

Also why would you get called in to a swiss police station for an offence in austria?

I'd guess you did something else in swiss...
switzerland :d
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Re: Drove through Austrian Orange Light...Now a police interview in Muri...

70 Euro fine.

Never thought I'd be so happy to see a 70 euro fine come through the post.
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