Jury Awards Ferrari $95,000 for Loss of His Ferrari

A man named Ferrari won a $95,000 court judgment three years after police on Long Island seized and auctioned off his Ferrari sports car following a drunk driving arrest.

A jury awarded the sum to James Ferrari, a Manhattan real estate broker who was pulled over in his 2003 Ferrari Modena in Suffolk County in 2009, the New York Post reported Saturday

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.

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