An Aston Martin DB9 supercar which didn’t have a valid insurance policy has become one of the most valuable cars ever seized by Northamptonshire Police.
The car, which can cost up to £142,000 from new, was taken off the road as the driver had an insurance policy which wasn’t valid.
It left the driver with six points on his licence, a hefty fine and a bill to collect the car from a storage pen.
PC Dave Lee, who seized the car on the A14 last Monday, said it was the first time the force had taken an Aston off the road for having no insurance.
He said: “The driver hadn’t sent proof of no claims or informed insurers of a change in address.
“The car was therefore not insured and the driver had the choice of paying a £300 fine and six points on his licence or going to court. He also had to pay to collect it as well, which is £150 plus a daily storage charge – or it would have been crushed.
“When most people think about uninsured drivers they think of people who deliberately don’t insure their cars - but that’s not always the case.
“There is a strong message here – make sure your insurance policy is up to date and that all the details are correct. If in doubt check with your insurers. Not doing so could put you on the wrong side of the law and could also be expensive.”