So why am I showing you a 2012 video of a Corvette?
Because this Corvette is (or probably "was" very soon) owned by Andy Lee House of Lufkin, Texas. He seems to have a habit of making fast cars go fast, as can be seen in this 2006 video of him driving the most expensive Veyron ever - be aware there is swearing on this vid:
He claimed to have tried to avoid a pelican causing him to crash his $1million car into a swamp just after he had insured it for $2.2million.
I recall reading this story several years back and thinking it sounded fishy then. Literally fishy.
Now then, no pelican on the video together with other evidence gleaned by investigators (as opposed to alligators) watching the clip showed that he had been telling porkies in 2006 so no payout. And now, since it has come to trial, this Veyron could also have cost him up to 20 years in the clink. Fox have the story here and The Mail, who always love an expensive car crash, have it in much more detail, here.
And what price freedom?
Here's a photo of the car being recovered from its swim:
Something to consider next time you approach a pelican crossing.