UK police officers are under probe for taking a £200,000 Lamborghini on a joy ride after confiscating it from a man they wrongly accused of lacking insurance.
Erwyn Mackee, owner of car hire company City Supercars, has claimed that cops seized his Huracan in the evening of June 1 when it was being delivered to a hotel near Heathrow Airport, the Daily Mirror
He said the police officers pulled over the vehicle, which was hired for a wedding, as they suspected that it had no insurance cover.
Mackee, whose luxury car hire company was renewing its car insurance, said he emailed a police officer documents from the new insurer.
However, the cop insisted on impounding the car, saying Mackee could have photoshopped the documents.
"I said I would have to be quick to Photoshop them while I was on the phone to him,” the Daily Mirror
quoted Mackee as saying.
"I told him I'm a lawyer and that you have to have overwhelming evidence that there is no insurance and I've sent you proof,” he added.
Mackee said the office even threatened to arrest him before five more police cars showed up.
“They must have not had much to do last night and just wanted to look at the car,” he said.
"It doesn't really make sense, he just wanted to have a bit of drive.”
When the car was returned to him the next day, tracker records showed that the car was driven in Hounslow after 1 a.m. at speeds of 53 mph, 47 mph and 63 mph in 30 mph zones.
“The tracker is picked up by our insurer and every time it breaks the speed limit it is logged so this will be costly, I'm going to have to explain this to out insurance company as well,” the Daily Mirror quoted Mackee as saying.
The Met Police is investigating the incident while Mackee is set to file a formal complaint at the Independent Police Complaints Commission.