A serial hoon has copped a brutal punishment with police to auction off his $600,000 Lamborghini.
Police said the car, dubbed the Violet Crumble, was forfeited to the state after the driver was charged with more than 20 traffic-related offences.
Acting Assistant Commissioner Ray Rohweder said on two occasions the Lamborghini owner, a 28-year-old Sunshine Coast man, accelerated from police at 200km/h.
He was sentenced to four years' imprisonment and disqualified from driving on February 19.
The driver's Lamborghini was confiscated under the owner onus deeming provisions for hooning laws in Queensland, where penalties for hooning are the toughest in the nation.
"My message is pretty simple, you can ride but you can't hide," Acting Assistant Commissioner Roweder told reporters.
"People want to taunt the police, they want to drive at excessive speeds – we'll take our time, we'll use our investigative powers and the legislation and we'll find you, we'll prosecute you and we'll take your car."
Australians will now have the opportunity to buy the luxury sports car at a discounted price when it is auctioned online from June 17 through Manheim Auctions.
Bidding for the car, which has only racked up 1000kms, will start from around $390,000.
Police Minister Mark Ryan said people would be punished for "foolish and dangerous conduct".
He added the money from the auction would be returned to the state.
“This case should send a very strong message to would-be hoons that if you are considering being reckless behind the wheel, you could have your vehicle confiscated and face severe consequences," he said in a statement.
Acting Assistant Commissioner Roweder reiterated police would not tolerate reckless behaviour.
"No matter how powerful your vehicle may be, the law will catch up to you and you will be held accountable for your foolish behaviour," he said.
"If you have a need for speed, take your car to a race track – it's as simple as that."
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