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Banks burnout enthusiast loses his car

By johnboy - 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
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Sammy 5:56 pm
05 Dec 12
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I like how they emphasise the fact that it was a ‘Thunder’ ute

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Alderney 9:36 pm
05 Dec 12
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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.

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wildturkeycanoe 6:13 am
06 Dec 12
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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.

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milkman 6:36 am
06 Dec 12
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A good example of the cops doing what the courts can’t.

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:43 am
06 Dec 12
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steveu 6:54 am
06 Dec 12
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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….

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Deref 8:26 am
06 Dec 12
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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?

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tim_c 8:43 am
06 Dec 12
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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!

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p1 9:37 am
06 Dec 12
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150km/h? Surely one of those utes can go a whole lot faster then that?

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bundah 10:00 am
06 Dec 12
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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?

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harvyk1 11:14 am
06 Dec 12
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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…

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NoImRight 12:12 pm
06 Dec 12
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Why are we all so keen to crush the car? Confiscate it, sell it and put funds twoards assisting victims of crimes.

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460cixy 1:19 pm
06 Dec 12
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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

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poetix 1:23 pm
06 Dec 12
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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.

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astrojax 1:31 pm
06 Dec 12
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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]

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