A bodyguard crashed his boss’s uninsured £1 MILLION supercar as he drove it back from an MOT.
Andy Danso, 43, lost control of the ultra-rare Pagani Zonda and ploughed it into a fence causing “thousands” of pounds of damage.
An “embarassed” Danso initially said he had been swerving to avoid a ‘silver car’ but CCTV evidence blew a hole in his cover-up tale.
After being rumbled, Danso said he was altering his seat position as the car revved through an industrial estate near Wembley, north west London, but was too “embarrassed” to tell officers.
He was charged with driving without due care and attention, driving without the correct insurance and using forged insurance details following the incident.
Danso, appearing at Willesden Magistrates’ Court yesterday, said: “I just lifted the lever up and went to push it back.
“It was stiff to start off with so I pushed a bit harder and my foot slipped forward on the right hand side of the accelerator and pushed it down.
“At that point the car accelerated and the back of the car pulled to the left.”
CCTV footage from the crash in February showed the back end of the car slither out, with Danso ploughing the Zonda into a fence on the opposite side of the road.
The prosecutor accused him of driving at “some speed” but Danso denied it and no evidence was presented to argue he exceeded the 30mph limit.
District judge Denis Brennan said: “You were driving a high-performance vehicle with a top speed of 214mph that you had taken for an MOT.
“Finding the seat was uncomfortable, because you were too close to the steering wheel, you continued on the journey.
“Whereas a reasonable and prudent driver would have pulled over you didn’t and as far as that there was an accident.
“Therefore I find you guilty.”