That's what happens if you commit 20 serious offenses in less than 700 miles.
Bitcoin is responsible for creating several young millionaires over the last few years. And what's the first thing you do when you make a million, and you don't have the kind of wisdom that comes with age? That's right, folks. You buy a purple Lamborghini.
Benjamin Nelson, a 28-year old from Queensland, Australia, did exactly that. He claims to have made around $620,000 on the bitcoin market and splurged on a 2019 Lamborghini Huracan Performante and an Audi A5 for his girlfriend.
While Nelson's life choices are questionable, as you shall shortly read, he does seem to have good taste in cars. This particular version of the Huracan held the Nurburgring record for a while. And we think the purple exterior and bronze alloy wheels work together magnificently.
As you can imagine, a series of hooning incidents followed shortly after. Unfortunately for Nelson, the Queensland police have a zero-tolerance when it comes to hooning, as Acting Assistant Commissioner Ray Rohweder stated.
By the time Nelson was caught, he had racked up 20 serious traffic offenses. The charges included dangerous driving, evading police, attempting to pervert justice, and driving under the influence of drugs. Yet, at the time of his arrest, the Huracan had a mere 662 miles on the clock. That's a criminal offense every 33.1 miles.
Nelson's demise followed shortly after he was caught doing 125 mph in a 70 mph zone, just north of Brisbane. The police pursued him but gave up once the Lamborghini got up to speed again.
His girlfriend reported the car stolen six days later. After that, police found Nelson in a bewildered state after crashing the car and fleeing the accident scene. In February this year, he was sentenced to four years in prison.
The Queensland police confiscated the Lamborghini, and it's set to be auctioned on June 17 via Manheim Auctions. Funds obtained by the sale will go directly into the government's coffers. No price or reservation has been attached, but a low-mileage Performante is worth around $330,000 in the USA.
Australia's Police Minister, Mark Ryan, hopes this sends a strong message to all the hooligans out there.
"If you are considering being reckless behind the wheel, you could have your vehicle confiscated and face severe consequences," he warned.