Bugatti crash driver sentenced to jail for insurance fraud


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An exotic car salvage yard owner who became famous for crashing a Bugatti Veyron hypercar into a lake has been jailed for a year and a day after pleading guilty to insurance fraud.

Andy House claimed that his crash was caused after avoiding a 'low-flying pelican', causing him to steer into the water to avoid the bird. Prior to this, he had claimed that he lost control of the vehicle after reaching for his mobile phone.
The Bugatti was insured at the time of the crash for $2.2 million (£1.4 million) , taking into account the $1 million (£600,000) value of the car itself. After this sentencing, House has also been told to repay the insurance company back its previous settlement of $600,000 (£400,000).

Information was presented at the court case that showed the House had purposefully driven the car into water, leaving its engine running to make sure it was then irreparable.

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