LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A motorist driving a rented Lamborghini was pulled over for driving 150 mph on a public roadway, according to Boulder City police.

According to a Facebook post from the department, the motorist was driving a rented Lamborghini Huracan Evo when the incident occurred.

Rented Lambo (Boulder City Police Department/Facebook)

(Boulder City Police Department/Facebook)

Officer Ian Ham was the officer who pulled the driver over just after 9 a.m. on Nov. 5 off Highway 11 near mile marker 12.

“What got me the most was when he was making lane changes around people and passing people," Ham said. “First thing out of his mouth when I approached the car was 'I’m sorry.'"

He said officers have been seeing a lot of problems with rental cars speeding.

"Tourists come into town and feel like there is no speed limit and they don’t realize they could end up going to one of our prisons if they kill somebody," Ham said. 

Although it was not specifically stated, the Facebook post indicated that the driver was from Chicago, as the post listed the price of a flight from Chicago to Las Vegas in comparison to the fees that would be accrued with the dangerous driving.

"Getting pulled over by Boulder City Motors for going 150 mph (reckless driving) on a public roadway while endangering the safety of the public: $1,190, eight demerit points on your license, a courtesy ride to Henderson Detention center, plus the impound fee and additional charges for your rental car," police said in the post.

Ham said a disclaimer should be associated with renting sports cars.

“It’s almost like the rental car companies need to have something posted at their office -- if you’re coming to Boulder City and you speed, you should prepare to make bail because we have a zero tolerance out here. And there’s a reason -- it saves lives," Ham said. 

The driver was handcuffed and cited just under $1,200. He was aware of the deadly DUI crash involving former Raiders player Henry Ruggs III, four days prior.

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(1) comment

Paris

The big dummy. Could have rented the same car over at the speedway and done it legally.

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