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.