Hoon driver nabbed

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - BURN­ING RUB­BER: Act­ing Sergeant Wyatt Telford in­spects the burnout marks.

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.


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