Maserati Driver Arrested After Driving Down Famous 18th Century Staircase in Rome

Maserati Driver Arrested After Driving Down Famous 18th Century Staircase in Rome 1




The police in Rome has published video footage shot by CCTV cameras. The footage captures a Maserati Levante whose driver, for an unknown reason, decided to drive a rental car up Rome’s famous Trinita Dei Monti stairs, built in the 18th century. As a result of the descent, the man damaged several steps of the structure. The offender was detained at the airport when he tried to return the sports car to the rental company.

According to Rome police, a 37-year-old man was behind the wheel of a rented Maserati Levante. Judging by the footage, the driver tried to drive off the Trinita Dei Monti in the early morning hours. What impelled him to the reckless stunt, is still unknown. As a result of the descent, the sports car broke many steps and also left massive chips and scratches on the ancient structure. Local services have managed to put some fragments back, but additional work will be needed to properly restore them.

Maserati Driver Arrested After Driving Down Famous 18th Century Staircase in Rome 3

Cameras installed near the stairs recorded Levante’s license plates. Local authorities were able to track the movement of the car by them. As a result of operative actions, the man was detained at the Milan airport, when he tried to return the car to the rental company.

In early February, the Voronezh traffic police officers detained the owner of Lada Priora who had violated traffic rules more than 300 times. Due to unpaid fines, the car was confiscated by bailiffs.

Source: Sky News