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Tokyo cops: Elite sports car club too fast, too furious

Police clocked a Lamborghini traveling on Tokyo's Bayshore Route at a speed of 189 kilometers per hour
Police clocked a Lamborghini traveling on Tokyo’s Bayshore Route at a speed of 189 kilometers per hour
TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Wednesday announced the filing of charges against seven male members of a high-end sports car club for exceeding speed limits and licensing violations, reports the Sankei Shimbun (June 25).

At midnight on November 12 of last year, police observed the 49-year-old chairman of the Southeast Association driving a Lamborghini at a speed of 189 kilometers per hour on Tokyo’s Bayshore Route in which the limit is 80. The chairman, who resides in Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture, had also concealed the license plate of his vehicle.

The other members charged in the case, aged between 20 and 56, have been accused of similar violations.

The association began in October of last year. Up to 20 members of the group, many of whom drive Ferrari and Lamborghini vehicles, frequently gathered at a parking area in Tokyo’s Koto Ward. However, residents of nearby apartments repeatedly complained about excessive noise due to engine revving and reckless driving.

The association disbanded sometime this month, according to Jiji Press (June 25).