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Impounded supercar gets scrapped by authorities

2016/12/14 19:40:41

Taipei, Dec. 14 (CNA) A NT$10-million (US$315,000) Lamborghini Murcielago sportscar that had been sitting in a police impound lot for the last three years finally got scrapped at a breakers yard in Taichung, central Taiwan Wednesday.

The car's owner, a commercial pilot surnamed Lin, drove the vehicle on a public road without a valid registration plate in 2013. He was stopped in a routine checkpoint, where police officers found that he had affixed the license plates of a modest Ford sedan onto the Murcielago in an attempt to evade law enforcement.

Under the Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act, the vehicle was immediately impounded by the police.

In 2014, Lin started an administrative appeal, but the ruling went against him. In the subsequent two years, he filed appeal after appeal, but to no avail.

On Wednesday, the owner sent a friend to try and prevent his car from being demolished, but after 30 minutes of discussion, the authorities ordered the procedure to go ahead.

(By Liao Jen-kai and Ko Lin)
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