A truck driver who won a Lamborghini worth about $300,000 in a Maverik Inc. convenience store contest crashed the sports car six hours after he got it. Now plans to sell the 640-horsepower convertible because he can’t afford the insurance or taxes, reported the Associated Press.
"I already had offers on it. I’m going to sell it," David Dopp told the news agency on Wednesday. "I have bills more important than a Lamborghini. I’ve got a family to support."
Dopp, a 34-year-old truck driver for Frito-Lay, spun out of control just a few hours after taking the keys to the Murcielago Roadster that he won in a "Joe Schmo to Lambo" contest sponsored by Maverik.
Dopp was taking family members and friends on joy rides the first evening. He said he took a curve at about 45 mph and "hit some black ice and spun out." The car jumped a curb and went through a fence before coming to a rest about 75 feet off the road. Neither Dopp nor his passenger was injured.
The car was a 2008 with 1,500 miles on it. The convenience store valued the prize at $358,000. I guess some guys are just destined not to go fast…