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Lamborghini Owner Says He Was Discriminated Against Because Of His Car

Lamborghini Owner Says He Was Discriminated Against Because Of His Car

The owner of a Lamborghini says he was targeted by the council because of his flash motor.

Gary Digva, from Nottingham, has hit out at local authorities after his bright yellow sports car was slapped with a £50 parking fine for not fitting within the bay.

The 37-year-old had been pumping iron in the gym and was "baffled" when he returned to his Lambo 40 minutes later to see the notice.

According to Nottingham City Council, drivers "must park as close to the kerb as possible" at bays in the city for safety purposes and to avoid obstructing other vehicles and cyclists.

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But Mr Digva, who runs a car safety firm, doesn't think he was treated fairly and feels as though he was targeted for "having a nice car".

Mr Digva is refusing to pay the fine for parking illegally earlier this month. Credit: BPM
Mr Digva is refusing to pay the fine for parking illegally earlier this month. Credit: BPM

Mr Digva, from Mapperley, Nottingham, said: "I park in that bay four times a week to go to the Edwards Performance gym and all my cars fit outside the bays as they are too small for bigger vehicles.

"It doesn't have any signs anywhere about saying the whole car has to fit within the bay. I think that's misleading.

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"I am barely over the line as well. It's not a huge issue. But now I'm facing a fine.

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"There was an obstruction on the pavement - the parking meter - so I didn't park right up to the kerb.

"I just feel like I was fined because I have a nice car to be honest. I was just going to the gym. I paid to park. I'm not trying to fleece anyone.

He was slapped with the fine while visiting his gym in Nottingham city centre. Credit: BPM
He was slapped with the fine while visiting his gym in Nottingham city centre. Credit: BPM
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"I believe the bays are no longer suitable for the cars of today. They are wider and bigger now. "

Mr Digva says he has no intention of paying the fine for the incident on 9 October and will be appealing the decision.

A Nottingham City Council spokesperson said: "We're sorry to hear that Mr Digva feels his fine was unfair and he is welcome to challenge it through the official appeals process.

"It was issued because his car was parked outside the white lines of the parking bay and a distance from the kerb.

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"Drivers are not permitted to park like this, even if they have a valid ticket or permit, because it can create an obstruction for other vehicles and particularly cyclists."

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Topics: uk news, council, Interesting, Nottingham, Car

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]