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Coast man's $600k Lamborghini up for police auction

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A Sunshine Coast man's $600,000 Lamborghini seized by police when the driver clocked 200km/h on the Bruce Hwy is going up for auction.

The distinctive purple Lamborghini Huracan dubbed ‘the Violet Crumble’ was forfeited to the state after the 28-year-old man racked up a string of serious traffic offences.

Officers from the Nambour Road Policing Unit seized the luxury sports car under Queensland’s tough anti-hoon legislation last year.

The driver appeared in court on a raft of serious charges including dangerous operation of a vehicle, evade police, driving under the influence of drugs, attempting to pervert justice and other traffic offences.

He was sentenced to four years’ jail and disqualified from driving on February 19, 2021.

Police Minister Mark Ryan congratulated police for their perseverance in investigating hooning activity.

“With the recent amendments to legislation, which enable officers to deem the owner of a vehicle responsible for hooning offences, Queensland takes an even tougher stance which means we have the toughest most robust anti-hooning laws in the country,” Mr Ryan says.

“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.”

Following the seizure of the car, police obtained a forfeiture order under the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002 for the car with all funds raised from the sale forfeited to the state.

Road Policing and Regional Support Command Acting Assistant Commissioner Ray Rohweder says police will not tolerate reckless and dangerous behaviour on roads.

“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."

The Lamborghini will go up for online auction from June 17 through Manheim Auctions.

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