There’s a good reason why we always say never drink and drive. Not only do we endanger ourselves while drunk behind the wheel, but we also endanger everyone around us. The same goes for doing drugs (not that you ever should because it’s plain and simple illegal) while driving. Take for example this Gemballa Mirage GT which was recently wrecked by its owner.
This Porsche Carrera GT based Gemballa Mirage GT is only 1 of 25 custom-built models worldwide and is owned by Gold Rush Rally founder and supercar collector Benjamin Chen. According to various videos posted on social media, Chen was seen driving the supercar along the streets of New York at high speeds before losing control crashing into two parked vehicles. Despite the heavy damage of the initial crash, he managed to drive away before striking three more parked vehicles.
After the second crash, the wrecked Gemballa came to a halt. He was then caught by the New York Police Department (NYPD) for the collisions. According to the NYPD summary report, the 33-year old billionaire was charged with reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs. It wasn't mentioned what kind of drugs he was on.
Chen, who goes by the username @BC on Instagram, owns an extensive collection of exotics as seen on his social media page including a Mercedes CLK-GTR. However, he is also known for crashing some of them too. He previously crashed a McLaren MP4-12C during the 2013 Gold Rush Rally and an ultra-rare manual transmission Lamborghini Murcielago SV.
Considering his assets and collection, the crashed Gemballa might not really put a dent to his wallet. Nonetheless, it’s still a sorry sight to see. Luckily, he did not hit or injure anyone on the streets but himself. If it was a regular day, he might have injured (or worse killed) pedestrians and bystanders in the area. Remember: drugs are bad and there is no place for it in your system, and even more so behind the wheel. For the sake of everyone's safety, please, just don't do drugs.