Police Confiscate $310,000 Lamborghini Huracán for Speeding Hours After Purchase
Talk about bad timing. According to a local Danish news station, one Lamborghini Huracán had his supercar confiscated on the drive home from the dealership. What did this guy do to lose his car within minutes of buying it? The newly enacted Road Traffic Act has many stipulations that allow the local police to confiscate vehicles.
How does one lose a Lamborghini Huracán so quickly?
The owner of the new Lamborghini Huracan was caught speeding at 147 mph after leaving the dealership, according to Nordjyske. The man was not identified, but he was an Iraqi citizen resident in Norway. He was heading home to Norway from Germany, where he purchased the vehicle. The new Lamborghini Huracán supercar reportedly set him back about $310,000. Unfortunately, a newly enacted Danish law thwarted his plans.
The speed limit on the E39 Norwegian road is 81 mph. At 147 mph, the driver was far past the safe traveling speed. In the area where the speeding took place, there are some strict driving laws in place. These laws are a part of the new Road Traffic Act, which aims to prevent reckless driving like speeding, racing, and impaired driving.
The Lamborghini Huracán was seized for violating the Road Traffic Act
The Danish government put the Road Traffic Act into place on March 31, 2021. The law states that police officers can seize vehicles for various reasons and sell the cars at auction. According to LeasePlan, a company that operates in the area, has a comprehensive breakdown of the new laws.
There are a few stipulations for the police to confiscate a vehicle for violating the Road Traffic Act. In particular, the police can claim that the driver was participating in reckless driving. If the vehicle’s speed is traveling more than 62 mph (100 km / h), or if the speed is more than 100% of the permitted speed.
In any case, where the speed exceeds 124 mph (200 km /h), the police can seize the vehicle. A final stipulation is related to situations where police discover someone has been driving under the influence. If police find that the driver has a blood-alcohol level of more than 2.0, the vehicle can be confiscated. There probably won’t be much recourse for the owner of the Lamborghini Huracán due to the violations.
This was an expensive lesson for the anonymous driver
The Lamborghini Huracán will be auctioned off. After that, the Danish government can use the money. Jess Falberg, an officer on duty with the North Jutland Police, said that the owner was upset about the vehicle being confiscated. “It was a little sad for him,” which seems like quite an understatement.
The case will soon go before the court to determine if there is any hope of getting the vehicle back. Unfortunately for the unnamed owner, there seems to be plenty of evidence against him. In addition to losing the pricey Lamborghini Huracán, he will likely face other consequences. The Danish Road Traffic Act alludes to confiscating his driver’s license and fining the driver. In conclusion, don’t speed in your supercar in Norway!