Police have seized a car after officers allegedly spotted it doing burnouts and speeding right in front of them during the weekend of Summernats.
The officers were on patrol about 11:30 pm on Friday (6 January) when they allegedly saw a Holden Commodore from NSW do a sustained burnout at the traffic lights on Barry Drive near the intersection of Clunies Ross Road in Acton, ACT Policing said.
The car, which contained four young adult passengers, allegedly sped off before officers were able to stop the driver and seize the vehicle.
Police said the driver, alleged to be a 20-year-old Murrumbateman man, will be summonsed to court to be charged with improper use of a motor vehicle and further charges may be laid.
He allegedly sped at over 110km/h in a posted 80km/h zone.
“All drivers are reminded that police have the power to immediately seize and impound vehicles for offences such as burnouts, menacing driving, or street racing on public roadways,” police said.