Hoon driver nabbed
A HOON driver, who did burnouts in the main street of Gayndah, has been caught.
The 34-year-old Gayndah man had his car impounded for 48 hours under Queensland’s anti-hoon legislation.
Noise and smoke from his high-powered vehicle drew the attention of residents at 2am on Sunday.
The intersection of Capper St and Fielding St were left covered in tyre marks.
Acting SergeantWyatt Telford said residents notified Gayndah police.
“They knew who he was and called it in,” he said.
“Police need public assistance; we need people to report (these offences).
“If you are hooning, we will catch you.
“Hooning is dangerous and burnouts are an eyesore for the town.”
The man was charged with wilfully creating unnecessary noise and smoke, a type one offence.
New Queensland anti-hoon legislation will be enforced in August which will see hoons at risk of having their car impounded for three months for their first infringement.
A second major offence within five years could see the vehicle crushed or sold.