This in from ACT Policing:
ACT Policing has seized a late model purple Holden Commodore after its driver had been involved in a street burnout outside a Dickson College school formal earlier this week.
Photographs taken at the formal clearly identify the vehicle and the offence outside the National Convention Centre, on Constitution Avenue.
Police identified the vehicle and performed a routine traffic stop on it in Civic yesterday. It was later seized under the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999.
Under section 5 of the Act, police may take this action 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.
Traffic Operations Sergeant Jeff Knight said that this driver’s burnout, on busy city street, was a senseless and reckless act which could easily have resulted in a collision and injury.
“As you can see from the photograph, there were a lot of people around who could have become victims of this person’s senseless driving behaviour. Police will be patrolling around school formals and events in the weeks ahead; we will be actively targeting drink drivers and will take action against any drivers who offend,” Sergeant Knight said.