MAY 29, 2000
BMW WILLIAMS F1 driver Jenson Button was stopped by French police over the weekend for speeding on the A9 autoroute near Montpellier.
The police took Button to a local cash dispenser from which he got money to pay the on-the-sport 5000 Franc ($800) fine and he then continued on his way. The police reported that Button seemed like a nice young man and had said that he had not realized he was going that fast. They were also impressed by the fact that he offered to buy them a cup of coffee after visiting the bank.