Police stop HK$3.8 million Ferrari for speeding at 100mph on busy HK highway and find driver is on wanted list

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM Print This Post

Hong Kong police intercepted a white Ferrari travelling at 160km/h (100mph) or twice the speed limit on a busy highway on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old driver, a local businessperson who was later found to be on a police wanted list for failing to appear in court over a previous traffic offence was arrested for dangerous driving after two officers in an unmarked BMW car told him to pull over on Tuen Mun Road near Siu Lam in the New Territories shortly before 8am.

The HK$3.75 million (US$480,000) Ferrari 458 Italia was speeding on the Tuen Mun-bound side of the highway near Sham Tseng, police said.

A police source said the speeding car passed the unmarked BMW which was on patrol in the area. It reached speeds of 160km/h while the officers followed it to gather evidence, he said. The speed limit in the area is 80km/h.

“On the busy highway, the car was swerving to the left and right to change lanes and overtaking other vehicles at high speed,” the source said, adding the driver was on his way to meet a friend in the New Territories.

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He said the driver followed police orders to pull over when they sounded their siren.

According to police, the driver passed a breathalyser test.

During inquiries, the man was found to have been on the list of people wanted by police after he failed to appear in court earlier this year in connection with a traffic offence.

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The suspect was released on bail and must report back to police next month. Officers from the New Territories North traffic unit were handling the case.

A local company bought the Ferrari for more than HK$3.75 million in 2012.

In Hong Kong, dangerous driving carries a maximum penalty of a HK$25,000 fine and three years in jail.

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