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Charnwood calais seized a second time

By johnboy - 30 January 2012 22

ACT Policing has seized a vehicle for the second time in four months after it was seen doing a burnout in a carpark off Florey Drive yesterday (Sunday, January 29).

Police were conducting a mobile patrol in Latham around 4.40pm when they saw the black V8 Holden Calais doing the burnout.

When police arrived, the driver of the vehicle jumped out of the vehicle and ran off. A 19-year-old man, who was the owner of the vehicle, remained in the front passenger’s seat.

The driver, a 21-year-old Charnwood man, later returned to the vehicle and admitted to having driven the car during the burnout.

The vehicle, which had been seized by police for a similar offence in October last year, was seized again and transported to the Exhibit Management Centre where it will be held until the case in heard in court.

The driver will be summonsed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Charnwood calais seized a second time
p1 11:49 am 31 Jan 12

shauno said :

My old 500hp 2door STI used to do good 4wd burnouts and doughnuts. The ATS carbon clutch took the abuse nicely.

My old “L series” Subaru wagon does 4wd donuts too, if it is on a nearly frictionless surface.

I’ve seen some very tallented people do impressive burnouts in cars which make almost zero power. I’ve never understood the challenge in a V8 commodore Calais.

shauno 9:52 am 31 Jan 12

My old 500hp 2door STI used to do good 4wd burnouts and doughnuts. The ATS carbon clutch took the abuse nicely.

Tooks 8:27 am 31 Jan 12

Mr Waffle said :

What an evil, vile man. We need to get this scum off the streets so all the drink drivers can safely get home at night after a night out partying and punching on in the city.

Burnouts are for retards. I’m happy for one less retard (or his car at least) to be taken off the road for a while.

Deref 8:16 am 31 Jan 12

Recycle the car into alcohol and sugar water cans.

Jethro 7:13 am 31 Jan 12

fabforty said :

Practising for the ‘Nats ?

Burnouts are a legitimate sport apparently. Gotta train somewhere.

LSWCHP 8:02 pm 30 Jan 12

ThrowawayAccount said :

Unlike most of the above comments, I have no problem with the Cops taking this hoons car. Can’t be bothered looking it up in the criminal code, but I’m sure deliberate sustained loss of traction or control of a vehicle is against the law. Not to mention a burnout is 1 step away from losing control of a 1.5 ton weapon. Maybe we should ship all the in-experienced drivers doing burnouts off to the suburbs of those who don’t have a problem with this sort of behaviour and wait for it to all end in tears, damaged property and injured friends and relatives?

What he said.

Burnouts are for losers. Driving in circles and going nowhere while making a lot of smoke and noise is pointless, expensive and potentially dangerous when conducted on public roads. The people who do this sort of crap are the same tossers who like to get sideways through roundabouts in their V8 utes when I’m on the same roundabout with my wife and kids in the car.

And two in a row shows a definite lack of awareness of consequences.

Evil_Kitten 7:06 pm 30 Jan 12

Well, you’ve got to lose control a few times before you learn to do one right.

trevar 6:50 pm 30 Jan 12

The image of the owner just sitting in the passenger seat while the driver runs off makes me think of The Simpsons…

ThrowawayAccount 6:41 pm 30 Jan 12

Unlike most of the above comments, I have no problem with the Cops taking this hoons car. Can’t be bothered looking it up in the criminal code, but I’m sure deliberate sustained loss of traction or control of a vehicle is against the law. Not to mention a burnout is 1 step away from losing control of a 1.5 ton weapon. Maybe we should ship all the in-experienced drivers doing burnouts off to the suburbs of those who don’t have a problem with this sort of behaviour and wait for it to all end in tears, damaged property and injured friends and relatives?

fabforty 5:54 pm 30 Jan 12

Practising for the ‘Nats ?

Fender 5:35 pm 30 Jan 12

Streuth, a couple of kids doing a burnout? I’ll bet no one round here ever did a burnout in their youth.
Better lock them up and throw away the key!

Mr Waffle 5:26 pm 30 Jan 12

What an evil, vile man. We need to get this scum off the streets so all the drink drivers can safely get home at night after a night out partying and punching on in the city.

knuckles 5:13 pm 30 Jan 12

Solidarity said :

I wonder how many children and puppies were killed.

because we should always wait for the children and puppies to be killed before any action is taken

CoffinRX2 3:45 pm 30 Jan 12

Solidarity said :

I wonder how many children and puppies were killed.

all of them!

Solidarity 3:32 pm 30 Jan 12

I wonder how many children and puppies were killed.

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