Posted: Wed 19th Apr 2023

“Driver’s ‘one last drive’ excuse flops as police seize uninsured £140,000 Audi R8 in Saltney

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Apr 19th, 2023

A driver in Saltney had their Audi R8 supercar seized by police after it was discovered they had no insurance and did not have a front number plate.

The driver claimed they were taking the car, which cost over £140,000 when new, for one last drive and a quick wash before selling it, but the police were not amused by the excuse.

During a routine check, officers found that the Audi R8 had no insurance policy, was listed as being off the road, and that the driver had opted not to renew their policy as they planned to sell the luxury sports car.

Unfortunately for the driver, their reasoning did not hold water with the North Wales Roads Policing officers.

The driver has now been reported for both offences and faces fines and fees to get the prestigious car back plus he will have the expense of taking out a new insurance policy.

The incident serves as a reminder to motorists not to risk driving without proper insurance, even for a short journey, as the consequences can be costly and severe.

A North Wales Roads Policing spokesperson said the driver’s excuse for no insurance “was to take it for one last drive and a quick wash… Funny enough, it didn’t wash with us.”

“Driver reported for both offences; he now has to pay for a new policy of insurance, fines, and fees to get the vehicle back.”

“Don’t risk that short journey; it’s not worth it.”

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