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Another mass hoon bust in Belco

By johnboy - 5 September 2008 67

The AFP report that another idiotic mass gathering of car hoons, this time in Holt was broken up last night.

    More than 80 drivers were stopped by ACT Policing in Holt last night, just seven days after a police crackdown on more than 60 drivers in Tharwa last Thursday, August 28.

    Members of ACT Policing’s Traffic Operations were alerted by members of the public around 11.30pm yesterday (Thursday September 4) about a large group of vehicles engaging in burnouts and other hoon-type behaviour in the vicinity of Mulligan Drive, Bonner before the vehicles moved onto Stockdill Drive, Holt.

    Traffic enforcement officers and Belconnen general duties patrols then co-ordinated a stationary checkpoint on Stockdill Drive where more than 80 vehicles were inspected and their drivers breath tested.

    Police recorded a total of 82 negative screening tests for alcohol, six defect notices, nine Traffic Infringement Notices (TIN), with one juvenile arrested for offensive behaviour.

    Sergeant Bill Evans said the most concerning fact was that many of the drivers stopped by police last night, had also been involved in last Thursday’s incident in Tharwa.

    “A core of drivers believed a change in location would go undetected by ACT Policing and members of the general public who felt obligated to report illegal behaviour in their community,” Sgt Evans said.

    “By ignoring the warnings, drivers risk the loss of their licences, their vehicles for a period of time but more importantly, the risk of serious and/or fatal injuries through reckless behaviour.

    “ACT Policing will continue to target these drivers and we would urge anyone with information about illegal street activities including the large gathering of suspicious vehicles to contact us immediately on 131444,” Sgt Evans said.

Keep meeting in such large groups and you’ll keep getting caught.

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justbands 11:06 am 22 Sep 08

i gess so

Thumper 11:04 am 22 Sep 08

u shuld grw up justbands…

justbands 10:49 am 22 Sep 08

y dont u warry less about cars and mor abot spellin n stuff?

acer 10:45 am 22 Sep 08

ok wtf ….. you should all grow up .. y dont we just all do it on your front yard.. they are doin it out of the way so its not like we are meaning to disturb you.. y dont the cops warry about more important things like people getting stabed and shit like that instead of groups of people meeting up

neanderthalsis 11:59 am 10 Sep 08

The roo thing could be because Canberra is the only capital city where we actually have roos around the CBD. I am yet to see a dead roo beside the road in Brunswick, Indooroopilly, Paddington (or even Redfern for that matter) but I’m sure if there was, it’d get shifted pretty

p1 11:51 am 10 Sep 08

The so called ‘dragway’ on Dick Smiths property is actually his runway for his own private jet not a dragway like you might think.

I may have missed my mark with that attempt at humour. I’ll aim lower next time.

…Canberra is the only place in Australia that does anything about swooping magpies…

Really? What are we doing? Apart from whinging of course….

Special G 10:41 am 10 Sep 08

Because so many people like dead roos on the side of the road. Nice one. One stop road kill curry

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