James Bond driver fined

The man behind the wheel of James Bond’s Aston Martin has been fined £400 for dangerous driving after he drove the car into a lake during filming.

British engineer Fraser Dunn, 29, was left shaken and more than a little stirred after the £134,000 Aston Martin DBS slid off the road and plunged into Lake Garda in northern Italy, where filming is taking place on the new Bond movie Quantum of Solace.

He was knocked out, but regained consciousness still in the car at a depth of 150 feet – and managed to swim to the surface.

Now local police have said he has been given a mandatory fine for dangerous driving.

Local police chief Marco Zucchelli said: “This is a standard fine for dangerous driving because the driver lost control of the car.”

Dunn, who is from Leamington Spa, was left with just minor injuries after the accident.

“I was very, very lucky,” he said. “I do feel lucky to be alive because I was knocked out by the force of the impact and when I came to the car was at the bottom of the lake – I have been told it was 150 feet down.

“The whole thing was a bit James Bond like. I just kicked out of the car and swam to the surface – my lungs felt as if they were going to explode and my chest still hurts now.

“Apart from a few bruises, though, I am fine. It’s actually very embarrassing and I’d like to try and forget the whole thing.”

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