Watch as a tourist illegally drives over Prague’s iconic Charles Bridge – then gets fined

Charles Bridge is fully pedestrianised.

A tourist has been fined 2,000 koruna (€81) for driving over Prague’s iconic pedestrian-only Charles Bridge.

Police said that a witness alerted them to the car crossing over the bridge. They then used security footage to identify and locate the vehicle – which had been left in a paid parking zone without paying.

“The driver of the white Audi did not want to explain to officers whether he had been guided to the Charles Bridge by his navigation system or whether he was just driving from Mostecká Street ‘as fast as he could’,” the city’s police force wrote in a Facebook post.

The footage, posted on the social media site, shows the car driving across the bridge, passing over the pavement and then joining the road by merging with other vehicles.

Prague City Police via Storyful
A tourist has been fined for driving over Charles Bridge.Prague City Police via Storyful

The city police say the tourist was ordered to pay another 2,000 koruna for parking in an unauthorised area and a further 2,000 koruna to tow the vehicle away.

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