Seeing flashing lights in your rear view mirror is never a good feeling. Receiving a citation for some sort of infraction is even worse. To really seal the deal would be the towing and impounding of your vehicle. One Canadian police department decided to take it one step further and patronize this Lamborghini Huracán owner.
The driver was clocked moving at 102-km/h in a 50-km/h zone, the equivalent of going 60 mph in a 30 mph zone. Most definitely a big, fat, no-no, sir. Rightfully so, the local Vancouver police department cited the owner and proceeded to impound the vehicle, which is also fair game. But then, the police went a tad too far, taking to Twitter to mock the owner, tweeting the following from the official Vancouver Police Department Twitter account:
Lamborghini – $275K. Excessive speeding ticket – $368. Watching your sports car get towed for 7 days – Priceless.
Yeah, definitely not cool. Someone within the department even documented the radar reading the 102-kh/h (63 mph) speed and the car being towed, with photos to accompany the tweet. We can’t imagine the owner of the Lamborghini being too happy about any of that, especially the publicity.
Canadian Globe and Mail provided more details on the story, saying that the department is now defending its tweets. The department is reportedly claiming that the tweet is making an example of those who disregard posted speed limits, and it is up to the viewer to decide if it is “unprofessional” or “inappropriate.” We think it leans on the side of unprofessional, respectively.
The Vancouver Police say the tweet has been viewed over 100,000 times nationally in Canada and internationally, with all of the media coverage probably helping quite a bit.