Man charged after alleged burnout fest
An alleged hooning incident in suburban Karratha on a weekend evening has resulted in a man being charged with reckless driving.
Pilbara traffic police have been investigating the alleged incident on the Galbraith Road and Blinco Road intersection, directly before Peg’s Creek Primary School, on the evening of Saturday, October 8.
Last week they charged a 26year-old Karratha man with one count of reckless driving.
Police will allege he was the single driver of a brown-coloured Toyota LandCruiser utility when he drove around the intersection on and off between 6pm and 6.30pm, doing burnouts and creating a disruptive amount of noise and smoke that covered the whole street.
Investigating officer Senior Constable Rob Malcolm said they had been able to lay charges, thanks to detailed witness accounts from residents of surrounding properties.
He said these suburban streets were a particularly unusual setting for alleged hoon driving.
“There’s never a good time or a good place to go hooning, but to do it at 6pm on a residential street in front of kids in an area that’s fairly densely populated with housing, it’s never going to end well,” he said.
Black tyre marks and shreds of rubber were still clear on Galbraith and Blinco roads days after the alleged incident.
The alleged driver is due to appear before Karratha Magistrate’s Court next month.