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Wealthy Rolls Royce driver fined peanuts for costly shop crash

A BRITISH man has been fined just 500 euros after crashing his 300,000-euro convertible Rolls Royce  into a Mallorcan shop window.

Police hunted the playboy millionaire, who wrecked his supercar, while two women dressed in bikinis danced on the back seat.

Jody Sanders, self-confessed “maverick tycoon”, reversed the luxury car through the front window of a tobacconist shop in Portal Nous, Calvia.

The 39-year-old property magnate claimed, in the wake of the smash, that his flip-flop had stuck under the accelerator pedal.

Dramatic CCTV footage, taken from inside the shop, showed the bare bottom of one of the thong-clad women, as the Roller crashed through the glass at high speed after mounting a kerb.

In a second video, shot on a bystander’s mobile phone, apparently, the curvy South American passengers are seen standing on the pavement in shock, as people try to help Sanders out of the badly-damaged Dawn Coupe.

Witnesses said the women were gyrating to music and taking selfies prior to the incident, and added that the trio fled on foot before police arrived to breathalyse the driver, who “narrowly missed” running into several people, dining on the next-door restaurant’s terrace.

The costly motor, which has the personalised licence plate “JODY”, was impounded by authorities after being abandoned.

Maria Mamen, owner of the damaged shop, said she recognised Sanders since he bought cigarettes there regularly, adding that he had already called to apologise.

“He was very polite and asked for the insurance details so he could start sorting things out with them,” she said.

“He said his foot had got caught under the pedals, and that he was very sorry for any problems he had caused.”

She added: “He’s obviously caused a good few thousand euros damage to the shop, as well as to his own car.

“We’ve had to remain closed, and we’ve put security staff on to guard the merchandise, night and day.

“The word round here is that the man had been partying with the two women at Nikki Beach, in Magaluf.”

Jose Martin, who manages La Perla restaurant, said: “We saw the car pass a few minutes earlier.

“The man was driving, the music was blaring, and two very pretty South American women were in bikinis, dancing and taking selfies.

“He pulled into the car park of a supermarket that was closed, just down the road, and they sat there for about five minutes.

“The next minute there was this tremendous noise, and the car reversed up the road at speed and hit the kerb just outside the restaurant terrace, before spinning round and smashing into the tobacco shop next door.”

Mr Martin added: “If he’d hit the kerb a few seconds earlier, we could have been looking at a major loss of life because there were about 20 people on the terrace.

“I took down the car’s number plate, and called the police. But by the time they arrived, the driver and the two women were gone.”

Sanders is known to flaunt his wealthy lifestyle on social media, and his Facebook page pictures him in sports cars and on yachts, as he quaffs Champagne with beautiful women.

He is believed to divide his time between a mansion in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, and a luxury villa in Bendinat, close to the crash scene.

His other cars, according to reports, include a 300,000-euro Lamborghini Aventador, a 170,000-euro Audi RS8 and a 115,000-euro Range Rover.

 

 

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