Driver of crashed super car fined
A global software executive has been ordered to pay $500 after the McLaren super car he was test driving crashed and flipped on Auckland’s northwestern motorway.
Heng Loon Chee, 57, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless driving and was sentenced to pay the fine, as well as $150 in court costs and attend a defensive driving course.
Chee was originally charged with dangerous driving after he crashed the super car on April 22, 2017, but the charge was reduced.
Chee was test driving the vehicle with a passenger when he lost control and collided with a barrier on the motorway before it flipped on its roof just after the Pt Chevalier onramp.
The passenger said Chee was driving at between 110 - 120kmh in a 50kmh zone, the prosecution said.
The passenger was uninjured and Chee suffered cuts to his hands and head.
He was sentenced at the Auckland District Court on Wednesday.
His lawyer said Chee had no experience with the super car and made an error of judgement.
Chee lived in Auckland and a charge sheet listed him as a ‘‘sales manager’’ but his LinkedIn profile said he was an executive at computer company Dell EMC, part of the software giant Dell Technologies.
The crash is the second of a McLaren in NZ in less than six months, a McLaren F1, pictured, crashed in Queenstown in December 2016