A Metropolitan police officer who confiscated a £200,000 Lamborghini near Heathrow Airport but then took it for a joyride has been slapped with points on his driving licence.
The officer sped through the streets of west London in the white Lamborghini Huracan, reaching 63mph in a 30mph zone, according to an onboard tracking device.
The vehicle was seized after a police search showed it appeared to be uninsured, however it transpired it was insured all along.
Erwyn Mackee, who owns the Lamborghini and is owner of rental firm City Supercars, said new insurance had been taken out that day and the details had simply failed to show up on the police database.
Metropolitan Police officers confirmed to getwestlondon the car was in fact insured.
At the time, the then 32-year-old Mr Mackee sent a tweet to the Metropolitan Police force and said: "Your officers unlawfully impounded our Lamborghini tonight & went for joy ride at over double speed limit".
The tracker recorded the car travelling at speeds of between 47mph and 63mph on the Northern Perimeter Road in Hounslow and West Drayton , where the limit is 30mph, shortly after 1am on Thursday (June 2) morning.
A spokesperson for the Met said: "After becoming aware of the car owner's concerns, an internal investigation was conducted.
"The police officer who drove the car was given three penalty points on his police driving record. A second officer was subject to management action.
"We are in the process of reimbursing the owner of the car the statutory £150 removal fee."