TO PROTECT AND SERVE AND WRONGLY TAKE YOUR CAR THEN COVER IT UP

Police officer who wrongly seized a £200,000 Lamborghini from a
luxury car hire firm and then took it on a ‘joyride’ is given points on
his licence

  • £200,000 Lamborghini was seized by police in a dispute over insurance
  • Owner later discovered it had been driven at 60mph in a 30mph zone
  • Police have since handed back the car and admitted it was insured
  • One officer has now got points on his licence and another was censured 
A
policeman has been given points on his licence after speeding in a
Lamborghini he and colleague wrongly seized from a car hire firm.
Two
officers stopped the £200,000 supercar near London’s Heathrow Airport
in June and seized the vehicle after claiming it was incorrectly
insured.
Firm
boss Erwyn Mackee, who strongly disputed any problem with the
insurance, was left doubly furious after he got the car back and its
tracker showed it having done more than 60mph in a 30mph zone.
The
Met Police have now admitted one of their officers has got penalty
points on his licence over the incident and another has faced internal
action.
This Lamborghini was seized by police and a tracker later caught it doing 60mph in a 30 zone

This Lamborghini was seized by police and a tracker later caught it doing 60mph in a 30 zone

Mr
Mackee owns City Supercars in London, a firm which hires out
Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Bentleys for thousands of pounds a weekend to
wealthy clients.
In
the early hours of June 2 this year, one of his drivers was pulled over
as he drove a £200,000 white Lamborgini Huracan, which was due to be
taken to Yorkshire for use at a wedding.
Mr
Mackee told officers his insurance had recently been renewed and its
details were not yet on the Motor Insurance Database. He  emailed the
documents to police there and then.
But
officers insisted the documents could be fakes and seized the luxury
vehicle, which was later returned to the company after police admitted
their mistake.
Mr
Mackee accused the police of ‘joyriding’ in his car, adding: ‘They must
have not had much to do last night and just wanted to look at the car.’
A
Scotland spokesman told MailOnline that police had since established
the Lamborghini had adequate insurance and two officers had faced
action.
A film made on the night of the incident shows the car before it was wrongly seized by police

A film made on the night of the incident shows the car before it was wrongly seized by police
Tracking data from his car shows it then being driven at more than twice the speed limit
Tracking data from his car shows it then being driven at more than twice the speed limit
The spokesman added: ‘After becoming aware of the car owner’s concerns, an internal investigation was conducted.
‘The
police officer who drove the car was given three penalty points on his
police driving record. A second officer was subject to management
action.
‘We are in the process of reimbursing the owner of the car the statutory £150 removal fee.’
Police chiefs have refused to name the officers involved.
Speaking
today, Mr Mackee said he had a meeting with top officers after the
incident and was satisfied with the action which had been taken

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