Car impounded, then taken for joyride
Wed, 18 Apr 2012 9:18a.m.
The car’s owner says when she got to work on Monday she checked a GPS tracker she had installed in the car to see where the vehicle had been taken after being impounded.
The tracker showed after the car went to the yard it had been taken out again soon after, and had been driven up to speeds of over 100km/h in a 50km/h zone.
"I saw there was activity around where the impound yard was and it was going very fast as well, and I thought there was no way it was on the tow-truck when that happened because the tow-truck wouldn't have been able to go that fast in that short space," the owner, who wishes to be known only as Nicky, told the New Zealand Herald.
The tracker showed that the car had left the impound lot on Cascade Rd in Pakuranga Heights at 2:30am, and then driven at speed around Ben Lomond Cres, before being returned to the impound lot, and then once again taken for a ride further up Cascade Rd.
The tracker showed the car had reached speeds of up to 113km/h.
"I was pretty pissed about it all, and I want my car back because I don't trust it being in that car yard," Nicky told the newspaper.
She says it is hypocritical that the car was taken off her for alleged boy-racer activities and then used by the impounders for a high-speed joyride.
The towing company has denied the car was taken for a joyride.
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