8 January 2023

Car seized over alleged burnouts, speeding on Summernats weekend

| Albert McKnight
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A Commodore was allegedly spotted doing burnouts and speeding during the Summernats weekend. Photo: ACT Policing.

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.

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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.

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They should be policing Horse Park Drive near Burramurra Avenue just about every night of the week. They’d get more than one burn out king.

Did the guy in the yellow Commodore that left the Summernats front gate doing a burnout and then proceeded to do circle work on Flemington road get his car impounded too?

Well done ACT Policing. The behaviour of some people on the roads this weekend has been abhorrent. Last night at Lanyon Marketplace there were burnouts and anti social behaviour. The trails of burnout marks through the car park is appalling and gives Gordon and those that frequent Lanyon Marketplace a bad feeling.

Well done ACT Policing. The behaviour of some people on the roads this weekend has been abhorrent. Last night at Lanyon Marketplace there were burnouts and anti social behaviour. The trails of burnout marks through the car park is appalling and gives Gordon and those that frequent Lanyon Marketplace a bad feeling.

Please not only fine these drivers but confiscate their cars and or squash them to teach them a lesson.

Well done ACT Policing. The behaviour of some people on the roads this weekend has been abhorrent. Last night at Lanyon Marketplace there were burnouts and anti social behaviour. The trail of burnout marks through the car park is appalling and gives Gordon and those that frequent Lanyon Marketplace a bad feeling.

Please not only fine these drivers but confiscate their cars and or squash them to teach them a lesson.

The preferred car of bogans – the Holden Commodore

Seizing and impounding vehicles should occur for all dangerous driving. Burnouts and street racing are not the only risks to the road using public.

Stephen Saunders12:36 pm 08 Jan 23

Never realised till last night, you could actually set the back wheels on fire, doing tight burnouts. Yes, he’s been reported.

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