$800,000 Lamborghini seized by police after driver's reckless move

It took WA police almost a month to track down the Lamborghini Aventadore and have it impounded.

A man has had his $800,000 Lamborghini Aventadore impounded by police after he was eventually tracked down for allegedly exceeding the speed limit by more than 50km/h earlier this year.

At about 12.55pm on Saturday, January 28, the 48-year-old was allegedly racing along a busy Perth highway at 155km/h in a 100km/h zone.

After the alleged speed was detected on Reid Highway, near the intersection of Malaga Drive, police started investigating the matter and, almost a month later, confronted the North Fremantle man.

A photo of the Lamborghini Aventadore, in which the Perth man was caught driving recklessly with a speed exceeded by 45km/h or more.
A Perth man driving a Lamborghini Aventadore has been charged for driving recklessly with a speed exceeded by 45km/h or more. Source: Facebook/Western Australia Police Force

Officers from the State Traffic Investigations team in Western Australia came across the Lamborghini Aventadore convertible, worth $825,000 last Friday.

After first seeing the car on Stirling Highway in Peppermint Grove, they then stopped him a short time later at Fairlight Street in Mosman Park.

Lamborghini Aventadore impounded

The man was charged for reckless driving exceeding the speed limit by 45km/h or more and had his valuable vehicle impounded for 28 days.

The 48-year-old is to face Midland Magistrates Court on Wednesday, April 26.

In a bid to encourage road safety and decrease the amount of road deaths and injuries, the WA Road Safety Commission has launched the ‘No one plans a crash campaign’ this year.

In 2022, 175 people died on WA roads, with around 1,700 people being seriously injured each year, according to the campaign. In Australia there were a total of 109 road deaths in January.

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