Another mass hoon bust in Belco

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 justbands 11:06 am 22 Sep 08

i gess so

Thumper Thumper 11:04 am 22 Sep 08

u shuld grw up justbands…

justbands justbands 10:49 am 22 Sep 08

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

acer 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 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 quick.ly

p1 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 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

Granny Granny 11:36 pm 09 Sep 08

bundyone said :

It seems to be that if you want to live in Canberra you have to be a whinger. Just to prove this point Canberra is the only place in Australia that does anything about swooping magpies, in any other state you have to deal with it but in Canberra they keep whinging till something gets done about it. And the dead kangaroos on the road sides is te same, Canberra is the only place in Australia that does anything about them and moves them from the road side. Anywhere else you deal with it. So my point is why does Canberra have to whinge about anything and everything possible?

This is the city of public service, and we know how to get things done around here, bundyone!

misshelly misshelly 11:16 pm 09 Sep 08

haha awesome…. do you reckon if I whinged enough about Floriade it might go away? *fingers crossed* 😀

ant ant 10:49 pm 09 Sep 08

I guess these geniuses think (for want of a better word) that if they insult enough people, someone will hand them a nice dragway on a plate. Yep, that’ll work.

Pandy Pandy 10:39 pm 09 Sep 08

stop whinging bundyone

bundyone bundyone 9:51 pm 09 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. If anyone thinks buying land in ACT it is almost impossible because the goverment owns most of it and leases it out. There is actually very little privatly owned land in ACT now. As for travelling to Goulburn for our fun, Why? Why can all other states have a dragway or race track but not the national capital just because ACT people want to whinge? Why did the V8’s get the axe? Because Canberra had to whinge about it. It seems to be that if you want to live in Canberra you have to be a whinger. Just to prove this point Canberra is the only place in Australia that does anything about swooping magpies, in any other state you have to deal with it but in Canberra they keep whinging till something gets done about it. And the dead kangaroos on the road sides is te same, Canberra is the only place in Australia that does anything about them and moves them from the road side. Anywhere else you deal with it. So my point is why does Canberra have to whinge about anything and everything possible? It is the national capital and we want interstate poeple to come here but everytime something good caomes around that will do Canberra some good everyone whinges and it leaves just as fast as it comes. The way i see it, there will be no reason for people to come to Canberra soon as it will be a boring national capital that has nothing to offer.

p1 p1 11:28 am 08 Sep 08

Perhaps the ACT hoon community should make friends with Dick Smith and borrow his local drag strip?

p1 p1 11:13 am 08 Sep 08

…..and an engine i could fix myself… With parts from your lawn mower?

🙂

peterh peterh 10:51 am 08 Sep 08

Thumper said :

HG Kingswood with a 186S, triple SUs, Yella Terra head, extractors and a Monaro diff was my old chariot 😉

original HZ monaro, candy apple red – Yank specialist spray-job, chrome rocket cover, chrome exhausts, original engine, original transmission – Auto.

2nd car – (sold the first) HQ Kingswood, bench seats, column shift auto, baby p** brown colour, and an engine i could fix myself…

Thumper Thumper 10:33 am 08 Sep 08

80+ mates, geez, you would BE the Democrats.

Thumper Thumper 10:31 am 08 Sep 08

HG Kingswood with a 186S, triple SUs, Yella Terra head, extractors and a Monaro diff was my old chariot 😉

p1 p1 10:28 am 08 Sep 08

I have to say that I do see some benefit in these “gatherings”. That is that the younger, less experienced members of the group will get to see the older, more responsible members behaving in a controlled way. None of the drivers were drunk, hopefully if someone was being specifically dangerous then their peers would have a word with them, and if any agro started, there would be 80 people around to break it up.

Might be time for this group to boost their image by holding a get together in the centre of Civic on a friday night and advertising it to the general public.

get you 80+ mates and join a couple of labor sub branches. Hell, join the Lib’s to, take over both sides.

peterh peterh 10:25 am 08 Sep 08

Seriously,

when i lived in south central charnwood, we hooned, when we bought cars. Hooning must have changed names over the years – when I was a hoon, i loved to drive really fast. burnouts and donuts were on Dirt. in a paddock.

I went to lonsdale street and checked out other people’s cars. we all had CB radios. we met in larger groups using a series of codes for locations. we never traveled convoy, we all just met up there.

parkwood road was the racing road. you would see (eyes mist over from the memories) King’s Torana Ute, Chrysler Hemi Chargers, Monaros, datsun 1200’s, Mazda RX4, RX7, Falcons, nitrous boosted jap cars, etc, etc. we were careful. we tyred off the “track, and watched from in our cars.

hoons today, not as clever or they think CB’s are old school.

peterh peterh 10:08 am 08 Sep 08

BerraBoy68 said :

If it’s illegal it’s illegal. Thats all the cops or many in the general population care about.

I don’t see why if this group is so keen on burnouts they can’t build their own strip somewhere like ‘Shiny Flu’ said. Personally I can’t see the point in doing burnouts and my friends who do like shiny cars tell me its really easy to do. So where the challenge?

That said, I admit that if there is a need for such a facility and the numbers exist to make it viable than why not give it a shot. Seriously. If a need really exists it’s only fair.

However, noting the mentality of local ‘hoons’ I think such a facility would only encourage the ‘idiot element’ in doing burnouts on public streets as they’d get too excited, couldn’t wait to get to the strip or wouldn’t want to pay for their turn. So, the building of the strip could come with a condition that anybody caught doing burnouts in ACT in areas other than on the strip will have their car confiscated and sold, if not cubed.

cube em all!!

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