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Drinking and driving is a bad idea in any country: it’s stupid, easily avoidable, and puts the lives of everyone on the road at risk.

But in much of the world, getting caught after one too many won’t result in serious punishment – which is probably one reason why it’s not seen as much of a crime by so many drivers.

It’s a whole different ballgame in Norway, though, where fines for these sorts of violations are calculated based on the driver’s income.

Back in January, a real estate mogul was caught driving with nearly four times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood.

The fine? A jaw-dropping $85,000 USD.

That bad boy wasn’t the first to get hit in the wallet, either. A few years back, another Norwegian businessman paid $30,000 for his sins.

Feeling any sympathy? Not me. After all, it’s not like these millionaires can’t afford a cab.