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Ex-car salesman admits totaling $39,000 sports car

January 9, 2012 |  1:32 pm

A former car salesman in Northern California acknowledged that he totaled a $39,000 sports car -- then made up a story about the car getting into a wreck during a test drive.

“What do you think happened?” former Nissan salesman Nathan Williams said. “I was just going too fast.” 

Back in December, Williams told police in Folsom that an unknown driver totaled a brand new black Nissan Z during a test drive then took off running on Prairie City Road.

But investigators never found that mysterious driver.

The dealership’s manager said Williams came clean a week after the crash. Williams said in an interview with Fox 40 Sacramento that he lied because didn’t want to lose his job; it was just a bad mistake and he learned a valuable lesson.

The dealership says insurance has picked up the tab for the new Z, and that they aren’t looking for any charges to be filed against Williams.


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