Carola: I drove at 160kph

by Richard West-Soley 113 views

Three-time Eurovision star Carola claims that Swedish police stopped her as she drove at 160kph in order to make it to a concert on time, it was revealed this week.

Although police could not confirm the incident, Carola admitted her crime to the 2,500 strong audience who had gathered to listen to her perform in Värmland, Sweden. "I was driving at 160 and was stopped by the police," said the 1991 song contest winner. "But they were very sweet and understood my mission, so to speak."

The speed limit on local roads in Sweden is 70-90kph, and drivers usually face an immediate ban if they are caught travelling at 30 or more above the limit.

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Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site