A £200,000 Ferrari was towed-away by police in Northampton town centre last night as part of a crack down on “anti-social” driving.
The owners of the Ferrari F12 had already been given warnings under section 59 of the Police Reform Act, which allow officers to penalise persistent nuisance motorists.
Special Inspector Anthony Rawson of the Northamptonshire Safer Roads Team said, via Twitter, the driver was seen using the luxury sports car in Northampton town centre yesterday (October 24) “in a manner likely to cause alarm, distress or annoyance.”
The driver will not face a fine, but will have to pay a fixed fee to see the car released.
S/Insp Rawson said, : “The aim of this is to deter this type of driving and hopefully avoid people committing more serious offences such as careless or dangerous driving and injuring themselves or others by the manner of their driving.”
While the section 59 law is usually reserved for “boy racers,” S/Insp Rawson added, this is the first time a Ferrari has been seized under the Act in Northamptonshire.