Police seized a £170,000 Lamborghini from Everton midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré after he was caught driving the car through north London without insurance, a court heard.
The 28-year-old was detained at the roadside in Highgate for more than an hour before officers took away the car.
It was his second stop by Met officers in a month last summer. He was behind the wheel of an Audi when he was caught speeding at 102mph on June 6.
Doucouré was “shocked” when shown the speed gun reading, Bromley magistrates heard, suggesting he may have been confused because the speedometer on his French car is in km.
On July 2, he was then pulled over in his wife’s Lamborghini Urus in Dartmouth Park Hill when driving without insurance.
The footballer, who reportedly earns £120,000-a-week, admitted flouting the road rules on both occasions. “I requested the driver to provide proof of insurance,” Pc Sinead O’Sullivan told the court.
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“The driver stated the vehicle belonged to their wife and the insurance certificate was at home. We remained on scene for over an hour to allow... for his wife to attend the scene to produce a certificate. Once the driver’s wife arrived, she stated she was unable to produce the insurance documents.”
The car was then seized by police, and Doucouré was charged with driving without valid insurance.
Describing the speeding offence, Pc Thomas Knight said he was stationed on a 50mph stretch of the A41 in Barnet when Doucouré came past at 102mph.
“I asked the driver what the speed limit was on the section of the A41 I had seen him, to which he replied he had not seen any signs,” the officer said in his statement.
“I informed him it was 50mph and to which he was recorded driving at 102mph. The driver was shocked and then replied he didn’t know, and stated he was driving a French car which would have displayed his speed in kmph, which would have been showing 164kmph.”
Doucouré pleaded guilty on February 2 to the charge of driving without insurance, being handed a £600 fine, £166 in court costs and fees, and six penalty points.
He faces the possibility of a driving ban when the case is sentenced on August 2.
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