Watch on hoons

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Shirley Way shirley.way@cnbtimes.com.au

JUST TWO kilo­me­tres an hour can make the dif­fer­ence be­tween a speed­ing fine and hav­ing a car im­pounded.

A 34-year-old man caught speed­ing on the out­skirts of Gayn­dah was fined $531 and given six de­merit points this week, Se­nior Con­sta­ble Wy­att Telford said.

“He was clocked at 139km/hr in a 100km/hr zone,” he said.

“If he had been driv­ing more than 40km/hr over the limit – at 141km/hr – and was a re­peat of­fender, po­lice can im­pound the car.”

The man, who was driv­ing on a provisional li­cence, had his li­cence can­celled 12 times pre­vi­ously.

He was also driv­ing a de­fec­tive ve­hi­cle, which at­tracted a fur­ther fine and one de­merit point, Snr Con­sta­ble Telford said.

To counter hooning, po­lice have a ded­i­cated hot­line. To re­port hoon ac­tiv­ity, phone the Hoon Hot­line on 13 4666. If pos­si­ble you should tell the op­er­a­tor the make of ve­hi­cle, type of hooning ac­tiv­ity, the reg­is­tra­tion plates, and the date, time and place of the event.

To re­port crimes phone 1800 033 300 or go to https://crimestop­pers .com.au/.

Se­nior Con­sta­ble Wy­att Telford If he had been driv­ing more than 40km/hr over the limit – at 141km/hr – and was a re­peat of­fender, po­lice can im­pound the car.

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