He must have been dizzy after receiving a speeding ticket with a fine of $1.4 million, but officials in the state of Georgia, USA, say that the number is merely a placeholder and does not represent the actual fine amount.
The man contacted court officials, thinking there was a printing error, but the response he received told him that he must either pay the fine or appear in court next December.
Savannah officials say that anyone caught driving at a speed exceeding 56 km/h over the speed limit must appear in court to have an actual fine set by a judge.
Officials clarified that the number Cato received is nothing more than a placeholder, rather than leaving the fine amount field blank.
Speeding fines do not exceed a thousand dollars in addition to any state-imposed fees.
Officials told WSAV that the court is working on adjusting the wording of fine notifications to avoid confusing situations like this in the future.