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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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Henry82 10:59 pm 06 Dec 12

Don’t crush it, scrap it for parts.

bundah 10:42 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.

LSWCHP 6:57 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.

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