NEW YORK (AP) — A jury has awarded a New York City man named James Ferrari $95,000 three years after police on Long Island seized and auctioned off his Ferrari sports car following a drunken driving arrest.
The New York Post (http://bit.ly/1KBpDRF ) reports Saturday the Manhattan real estate broker was pulled over in his 2003 Ferrari Modena in Suffolk County in 2009.
A county court justice ruled officers were right to seize the $110,000 vehicle and a 2012 forfeiture proceeding resulted in Ferrari surrendering the title of his Ferrari. County officials then auctioned off the car.
The ex-owner then sued in federal court. Three years later a judge ruled county officials went too far and a jury awarded the payout.
Ferrari told The Post he's not related to anyone at the car company.
Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com