Police sick of lookout hoons
POLICE have voiced their disappointment with hoons who trashed a road leading to a marine national park lookout, rolling a car in the process.
Winchelsea Sergeant Janet Gleeson said that police were increasingly becoming fed up with hoons flocking to Point Addis Rd, which leads to the Point Addis Marine National Park lookout. “It is so disheartening and disgraceful actually seeing the damage and the mess it’s left,” Sgt Gleeson said.
“They’ve made a massive mess up here.
“We believe there was a fair bit of hoon activity last night. I know the night shift came out here and there are now inquiries being conducted and an investigation under way.
“They ended up rolling a car, which got towed last night.”
Sgt Gleeson said the hoon activity would not be tolerated, and called on anybody with information to contact Torquay police.
The concern comes after police last month revealed more than 100 hoon cars across Victoria were being destroyed each month.
Victoria Police figures showed more that than 2200 cars were crushed in the 18 months to the start of 2017.
Cars belonging to hoons trying to flee police after being caught offending accounted for almost 150 of the cars destroyed.
Holden Commodores appeared to be the car of choice for hoons, accounting for 641 of the total of crushed cars.
More than 170 drivers in Geelong had their cars impounded in 2016, with 56 due to suspended or disqualified drivers, 27 driving unlicensed and 12 caught speeding.
Geelong Highway Patrol Acting Senior Sergeant Peter Radford in May said police vehicles would soon be fitted with state-of-the-art numberplate recognition technology.
“People are running the
gauntlet and it’s a dangerous line to be running,” Sen-Sgt Radford said.
“We will be upping the ante with drivers who continue to push the limit.”
Laws allowing impounded hoon vehicles to be crushed were introduced in 2010.
Leading Senior Constable Rodger Licheni and Leading Senior Constable Craig Atkinson inspect damage at Point Addis and (inset) tyre marks at the scene.