Briton arrested for driving €300,000 Lamborghini on Le Touquet beach

Witnesses were scared when the car sped onto the sand in front of families and other beach-goers

The driver was taking part in an event for luxury cars near Le Touquet beach (car for illustration purposes)
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A British man was arrested last Friday (April 12) for driving a 4x4 Lamborghini on the beach in Le Touquet, in the Pas-de-Calais region of northern France, local police confirmed.

Witnesses say the car, reported to be worth €300,000, accessed the beach via a boat ramp. 

The 35-year-old man sped across the beach for several minutes on Friday morning, scaring onlookers, including families with children, local papers, including La Voix du Nord reported. 

When he saw people were panicking, he slowed down and tried to return to the road up the same ramp, but was blocked by staff from a local sailing school, who parked their tractor across the ramp to prevent his exit until police arrived. 

The man was arrested and taken in for questioning. He will have to appear in court in the coming weeks charged with driving in a protected natural area, police said, and faces a fine of some €1,500. The car was not confiscated.

The Briton had been taking part in The Cannon Run, local media report, a driving event dedicated to luxury cars that starts in London and weaves its way through France and Belgium.