Absolutely Ascot star Alfie Best Jr admits he was forced to spend £4,500 on taxis as his £95k Audi was seized after he was caught speeding
Absolutely Ascot star Alfie Best Jr was forced to spend £4,500 on taxis after his Audi RS 6 was seized when he was caught speeding at 130 mph.
The son of one of Britain’s richest men, 23, was pulled over by police, near Dijon, France, where his grey car – which are usually priced between £90,000 and £100,000 was confiscated as he travelled from Calais to Cannes.
Alfie was later slapped with a £680 fine on top of a six-month ban as he was forced to hire a taxi for two 440-mile rides across France, costing £2,250 each.
Costly: Absolutely Ascot star Alfie Best Jr was forced to spend £4,500 on taxis after his £95,000 Audi RS 6 was confiscated when he was caught speeding at 130mph
Alfie had passed through the Eurotunnel and driven 350 miles for a getaway to the French Riveria before police pulled out in front of him on the motorway.
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror he said: ‘They don’t play games out here. I wish I hadn’t done it now, I wasn’t thinking.’
The reality star was ordered to switch seats with his front passenger and follow police to the station before his flash motor was loaded onto a truck and taken to a pound.
Flash: Alfie had passed through the Eurotunnel and driven 350 miles for a getaway to the French Riveria before police pulled out in front of him on the motorway
Alfie was forced to extend his stay in order for him and two friends to collect the car, which he had purchased in July, in a second taxi after it has been impounded for a week.
The heir to Wyldecrest Parks, Europe’s largest residential park home operators, revealed how he ‘wont be speeding any more’ as it lead to ‘a lot of grief’.
His father, Alfie Best Sr, 50, is worth a reported £341 million and the 382nd wealthiest person in the UK, and bought a £3.6 million seven-seater VIP Airbus EC130 helicopter.
The entrepreneur owns homes in Hampstead, Surrey, a sprawling farm in Hertfordshire and 11 villas in Barbados that he rents out.
Alfie rose to prominence following his appearance on the ITVBe series Absolutely Ascot, a TOWIE-esque series that followed its residents attending races and parties fraught with drama.
He was also previously rumoured to be dating TOWIE star Yazmin Oukhellou last year, which she denied.
MailOnline has contacted Alfie Best Jr’s representatives for further comment.
Family: His father, Alfie Best Sr, 50, is worth a reported £341million and the 382nd wealthiest person in the UK