Police Unlawfully Seize Lamborghini Huracan And Proceed To Take It On A "Joyride"
It’s not as bad as it sounds, but it’s still wrongby Robert Moore, on
City Supercars is a London-based car rental company that specializes in the supercar-for-hire business. They have models like the McLaren 570S, Ferrari F430 Spider, and even an Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe, to name a few. With a high-class list of cars for hire, the company clearly gets a lot of attention, with folks everywhere asking to take pictures with the cars and showing interest in them. Well, that interest isn’t limited to the public sector of the population, as recently the London Metro Police Department expressed their own interest in the company’s Lamborghini Huracan in a bad way.
The Metro Police originally pulled over the Huracan on its way to a client because the local insurance database showed that the car was currently uninsured. As it turns out, the insurance was just renewed, but the database hadn’t been updated yet. The owner of the company and a lawyer, Erwyn Mackee, e-mailed the police department the new proof of insurance, but the police insisted on confiscating the car anyway, claiming the proof could have been altered by Photoshop to look legitimate. But that wasn’t the case at all, as results from the on-board tracker show that the car was being driven after it was confiscated.
The worst part about the whole ordeal is that the police that seized the car were intent on not only driving it, but breaking the law too. The tracker shows three different instances of the car doing 53 mph in a 30 mph zone, 47 mph in a 30 mph zone, and 63 mph in a 30 mph zone. So was the car confiscated because the officers truly believed it wasn’t insured, or did they just want to take it for a free ride?
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Why it Matters
There’s been so much negativity surrounding the police in the past few years, that it’s getting pretty common to hear stories about them doing wrong. This story, on the other hand, is pretty humorous. Just the fact that the police officers didn’t actually beat on the car and just broke the speed limit a little is shocking. If you’re going to do something wrong, you might as well do it well, and I can’t believe they didn’t try to push the car to its limit – after all, they’re protected by the thin blue line, right?
In the end, the owner of City Supercars was able to get the confiscated Huracan back, but is still working with the police department and the insurance company. Given the nature of the business and the types of cars the company offers for hire, the insurance company keeps track of things through that tracker as well. So, Mackee now has to work with the insurance company to prove that it was the wrongdoing of police and not of the company or the client that requested it. For those of you wondering, that same Huracan can be hired for the weekend for a whopping £2,400 ($3,483), or £4,000 for seven days.
Read our full review of the Lamborghini Huracan here.