The Province is reporting that a 22-year-old West Vancouver native was stopped by the cops this morning “for what is often a vanity infraction — high-end drivers don’t want to mess up their vehicle’s pretty noses with an ugly licence plate.” Right, because those things aren’t important at all. But as it turns out, the front plate wasn’t the only thing this driver was missing for his 2012 Lamborghini Aventador—he also didn’t have insurance.
“When the police officer stopped the driver, he soon realized that the car was not insured,” Cpl. Robert McDonald, spokesman for the RCMP’s Lower Mainland District Traffic Services, told The Province. And here’s the kicker: “When the officer gave the driver a $568 fine for not having insurance, the driver actually complained the fine was too much money.”
Now, one can assume that the owner of a brand-new Lamborghini, which sells for 430K, might have enough money to pay for any car-accident damages on the spot—but balking over a 500-dollar fine punches a big hole in that theory. Furthermore, it’s safe to say that most college seniors don’t have that kinda cash. Then again, I’m guessing he was “in the union,” as they say out West…
In any case, this dude won’t be cruisin’ in his sweet ride until he pays the piper. The Province notes that “Since it wasn’t insured, the Lamborghini was towed away, and the driver will have to decide whether he can find enough cash to pay the ticket.”