SINGAPORE - The man who took out a used Lamborghini from a showroom and who was later involved in a hit-and-run accident was jailed for four weeks on Thursday, The Straits Times reported.
James Khoo Kay Seng, 53, then a sales manager with Eurokars Pre-Owned, was also fined $4,000 and banned from driving for 30 months, the daily reported.
The former sales manager had took out a $1 million white Lamborghini from a showroom after office hours to show it to a potential client.
Khoo "was not authorised by the company to use the car or to remove it from the showroom", Eurokars said in a statement issued in September 2011.
The paper reported that the supercar hit the back of a taxi and sped off from the accident scene at 2.57am on Aug 31, 2011, along Guillemard Road.
A police national serviceman who was riding behind Khoo's car witnessed the accident and gave chase, the paper said.
He also took note of the Lamborghini's licence plate number and called the police.
Khoo plead guilty to six charges, the paper said. It listed out the charges as follows: driving without the owner's consent, a valid driving licence and insurance coverage; failing to stop and render assistance after he was involved in the accident with the taxi; and careless driving.
The paper added that the cost of the repair for the Lamborghini was estimated to be around $188,600.
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