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Banks burnout enthusiast loses his car

By 5 December 2012 23

ACT Policing arrested and charged a 21-year-old Banks man following a pursuit early this morning (Wednesday, December 5).

Around 1.47am police were on a routine patrol in Sulwood Drive, Kambah when they witnessed a Holden utility perform two burnouts.

Police attempted to perform a traffic stop on the vehicle but it failed to stop and a pursuit ensued.

The vehicle travelled along Athllon Drive, Wanniassa and Langdon Avenue before pulling into Mirams Place where it came to a stop. The highest speed reached was 150km/h in and 80km/h zone.

Police took the driver into custody and conveyed him to the ACT Watch House. The Holden ‘Thunder’ utility was seized by police.

The driver was charged with two counts of conducting a burnout, one of fail to stop, one of furious/ reckless/dangerous driving and one of driving while disqualified. He will face the ACT Magistrates next Tuesday (December 11).

Officer-in-Charge of Tuggeranong Police Station, Sergeant Daryl Neit said the action taken by police should send a very clear message to Canberrans that dangerous driving practices will not be tolerated.

“In line with our Ministerial Direction we will continue to focus on road safety issues, particularly in relation to anti-social and dangerous driving behaviours such as burnouts, speeding, street racing and other irresponsible driving behaviours,” Sergeant Neit said.

“Our primary responsibility is the safety of everyone in Canberra. If people choose to break the law then they should be prepared to wear the consequences.”

Under section 5 of the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999, police may seize vehicles for offences of street racing, speed trials, burnouts and menacing driving. Vehicles can be seized for up to 90 days for a first offence and may be seized and forfeited to the Territory for a second offence if ordered by the Courts.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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23 Responses to Banks burnout enthusiast loses his car
#1
Sammy5:56 pm, 05 Dec 12

I like how they emphasise the fact that it was a ‘Thunder’ ute

#2
Alderney9:36 pm, 05 Dec 12

Sammy said :

I like how they emphasise the fact that it was a ‘Thunder’ ute

I liked how an idiot who is disqualified from driving screams ‘look at me’ by doing burnouts.

The dickhead doesn’t have enough brain cells to be entrusted with driving a motor verhicle. What a tool.

#3
wildturkeycanoe6:13 am, 06 Dec 12

Doesn’t the “thunderstruck” TV ad infer that the Holden Thunder is designed for doing burnouts? The poor guy was just using the appliance for its intended purpose.

#4
milkman6:36 am, 06 Dec 12

A good example of the cops doing what the courts can’t.

#5
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd6:43 am, 06 Dec 12

Crush it

#6
steveu6:54 am, 06 Dec 12

Alderney said :

Sammy said :

I like how they emphasise the fact that it was a ‘Thunder’ ute

I liked how an idiot who is disqualified from driving screams ‘look at me’ by doing burnouts.

The dickhead doesn’t have enough brain cells to be entrusted with driving a motor verhicle. What a tool.

Absolutely.

Good work ACTP.

lets hope the magistrate gives him at least a 3 year holiday from driving. I did say lets hope….

#7
Deref8:26 am, 06 Dec 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Crush it

Let’s hope so.

What happens to impounded cars? Would I be right in assuming that he’ll get it back after paying a small fine and getting a talking-to?

#8
tim_c8:43 am, 06 Dec 12

steveu said :

Good work ACTP.

lets hope the magistrate gives him at least a 3 year holiday from driving. I did say lets hope….

What good will that do? – he was already driving while disqualified!

#9
p19:37 am, 06 Dec 12

150km/h? Surely one of those utes can go a whole lot faster then that?

#10
bundah10:00 am, 06 Dec 12

p1 said :

150km/h? Surely one of those utes can go a whole lot faster then that?

He just wasn’t furious enough.The law of furious driving is something out of the dark ages,why has it re-emerged?

#11
harvyk111:14 am, 06 Dec 12

steveu said :

Absolutely.

Good work ACTP.

lets hope the magistrate gives him at least a 3 year holiday from driving. I did say lets hope….

I’d say a 1 year all expenses paid holiday from society in the Hume Hilton would be more appropriate, at which time he can pick up the crushed cube of his car on release.

This tool has already proven that he has little respect for the law (ignoring the fact he was doing burnouts, he was also behind the wheel when the law has specifically told him he can’t), and just simply saying “just remember you still not allowed to get behind the wheel” I don’t think is a serious enough penalty.

Hopefully this is the same tool that I saw doing burnouts the other night near my place…

#12
NoImRight12:12 pm, 06 Dec 12

Why are we all so keen to crush the car? Confiscate it, sell it and put funds twoards assisting victims of crimes.

#13
460cixy1:19 pm, 06 Dec 12

NoImRight said :

Why are we all so keen to crush the car? Confiscate it, sell it and put funds twoards assisting victims of crimes.

I agree but to keep some of the folk on here happy maybe the proceeds should go to funding some more of our fantastic public art

#14
poetix1:23 pm, 06 Dec 12

NoImRight said :

Why are we all so keen to crush the car? Confiscate it, sell it and put funds twoards assisting victims of crimes.

Or a lot of charities could use a ute.

#15
astrojax1:31 pm, 06 Dec 12

poetix said :

NoImRight said :

Why are we all so keen to crush the car? Confiscate it, sell it and put funds twoards assisting victims of crimes.

Or a lot of charities could use a ute.

and a lot of utes could use some charity… very much agree – why destroy something useful when someone else could use that utility [pun intended]

#16
harvyk11:41 pm, 06 Dec 12

NoImRight said :

Why are we all so keen to crush the car? Confiscate it, sell it and put funds twoards assisting victims of crimes.

Often the persons car is almost like one of their children to them, so the emotion of watching it be crushed would almost be worse than having a holiday at the hume hilton, and certainly worse than receiving a fine…

Selling the car out from under them doesn’t have quite the same emotional effect on such people…

#17
Grrrr2:11 pm, 06 Dec 12

harvyk1 said :

Often the persons car is almost like one of their children to them, so the emotion of watching it be crushed would almost be worse than having a holiday at the hume hilton, and certainly worse than receiving a fine…

Selling the car out from under them doesn’t have quite the same emotional effect on such people…

1) You’re assuming they will be present when the car is crushed – and can be forced to watch.
2) “Often” is relative. “Often” people act like dicks in cars because they don’t care about the car.
3) You’re a sadist.

Crushing a car is a waste of a car.

#18
harvyk12:40 pm, 06 Dec 12

Grrrr said :

2) “Often” is relative. “Often” people act like dicks in cars because they don’t care about the car.

Disagree, if you have a car which can do a burnout on request, chances are that you at least like your car to a degree. That’s not to say it’ll be in the best mechanical condition. I’ve certainly met enough people who act like dicks in their car because they love their car and want to show off.

I’ve even been unlucky enough to be in the car with mates who owned cars (which they loved) when they decided to show off (which then meant I would never go in their car again).

For some reason, those people who didn’t have the same love of their cars, didn’t waste time doing things like burnouts. They where much more interested in simply getting from A to B.

Grrrr said :

3) You’re a sadist.

No, just someone who has no problems with people having fun in their cars in the appropriate places (eg western sydney dragway / wakefield park / summer nats / any of the other nats festivals that happen around the place), but have no time for someone who does it in the middle of suburbia, especially when they know they shouldn’t have been behind the wheel in the first place.

#19
NoImRight3:39 pm, 06 Dec 12

harvyk1 said :

NoImRight said :

Why are we all so keen to crush the car? Confiscate it, sell it and put funds twoards assisting victims of crimes.

Often the persons car is almost like one of their children to them, so the emotion of watching it be crushed would almost be worse than having a holiday at the hume hilton, and certainly worse than receiving a fine…

Selling the car out from under them doesn’t have quite the same emotional effect on such people…

Im not sure a few minutes schadenfreude gives the same return to the community as making use of siezed assets. In any case how would your revhead feel seing his pride and joy driving around with Salvation Army written all over it?

#20
Rach_134:02 pm, 06 Dec 12

Deref said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Crush it

Let’s hope so.

What happens to impounded cars? Would I be right in assuming that he’ll get it back after paying a small fine and getting a talking-to?

The car will be impounded for a certain amount of time then he will get it back so long as he pays the inpound fee. He will get a “talking to” in court and maybe a slap on the hand but thats about all. Cant expect the courts to uphold the good work by the police. Maybe after a couple more appearences in court he might get some jail time..

#21
LSWCHP6:57 pm, 06 Dec 12

The police look like they’re starting to get serious with burnout and donut dudes. Good on them, to the max.

And as for this tool, I agree that he must be barely sentient.

#22
bundah10:42 pm, 06 Dec 12

Rach_13 said :

Deref said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Crush it

Let’s hope so.

What happens to impounded cars? Would I be right in assuming that he’ll get it back after paying a small fine and getting a talking-to?

The car will be impounded for a certain amount of time then he will get it back so long as he pays the inpound fee. He will get a “talking to” in court and maybe a slap on the hand but thats about all. Cant expect the courts to uphold the good work by the police. Maybe after a couple more appearences in court he might get some jail time..

While i believe those who behave badly should receive tougher sentences than is currently the norm,
due to our limp wristed politicians and judiciary,there is a much more effective method to modify the behaviour of the the farktards ie. there has to be an increase in the perceived risk of apprehension and this can only happen with high visibility policing.Of course this requires a desire by the farktards in power to allocate additional funding to make it happen however as long as they’re not affected by the extreme behaviour of the other low life farktards nothing will ever change.

#23
Henry8210:59 pm, 06 Dec 12

Don’t crush it, scrap it for parts.

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