Lamborghini impounded in Vermont after Cannonball Run

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June 14, 2010, 8:11 pm
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(NECN: Anya Huneke, St. Albans, VT) - Ed white, Sr. has been admiring the new car in his St. Albans, Vermont, lot all weekend.
     
A 2009 black Lamborghini Spyder-- valued at about 200-thousand dollars.

Unfortunately, this one's not for sale. It's being held here as evidence-- impounded after a wild ride on Interstate 89 on Friday.


A 911 call around 5pm alerted authorities to a number of high-performance sports cars travelling northbound at excessive speeds...
   
Dash cam video shows police pulling over one of the cars-- a Mercedes believed to be going more than 100 miles per hour.

The officer couldn't be sure, though, so he let the driver go with a stern warning...

Spencer Lodge another driver, wasn't as lucky.

The 40 year-old British man - who lives and works in the United Arab Emirates - was behind the wheel of the Lamborghini.
     
He was arrested, charged with negligent operation, and arraigned Monday in Franklin District Court.

According to the affidavit, Lodge was in a group of 28 people- on a trip from New York City to Montréal.
     
He told police they had rented sports cars, and were taking part in a "Cannonball Run" prize event organized by his company for its top sales associates.
     
The drivers appeared to be racing.

Police say this was one of 14 cars involved in the incident-- and not even the most expensive one.  They ranged from about 70-thousand dollars to about 225-thousand dollars-- for a total of about 2.4 million dollars worth of cars racing up the interstate.

Lodge signed a plea agreement and will pay 881-dollars for an incident police say could have ended in tragedy.
     
He left court without comment.
     
And rode away slowly- in the back of a minivan.

Tags: vermont, Anya Huneke, cannonball run, Lamborghini
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