A driver in Aspen, Colorado has gone public with his allegation, accusing local police of specifically targeting Ferrari owners.
Are cops biased towards certain cars when it comes to handing out tickets? A driver in Aspen, Colorado has gone public with his allegation, accusing local police of specifically targeting Ferrari owners.
Marc Ostrofsky recently made a court appearance for a speeding ticket.
That’s where he stated that Aspen police are pulling over Ferrari owners far more than other motorists. Ostrofsky even claimed he interviewed fellow Ferrari drivers to see if they experienced excessive police stops. It appeared the answer was yes.
Assistant Police Chief Bill Linn was the one who stopped the Ferrari driver on August 29th during rush hour traffic. He received a citation for going 34 in a 25-mph zone.
Ostrofsky denied operating the vehicle over the limit. He stated "I don’t speed in that car. No way. You specifically don’t speed when you have that kind of car. You’re very, very aware of this town and speeding.”
However, Ostrofsky pleaded no contest to the speeding charge in court. The Aspen Police Department has denied they take part in profiling or discrimination.
A law enforcement spokesperson released figures, showing that only around 12 percent of motorists who are pulled over in the area actually receive tickets.