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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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