ACT Policing has seized and impounded a grey Nissan 200SX after NSW Police spotted the driver doing a burnout in Theodore during the early hours of Saturday morning (July, 20).
About 12.10am, a NSW Highway Patrol Officer travelling north along the Monaro Highway saw a Nissan 200SX travelling in the opposite direction in Theodore, ACT. The Nissan entered the Johnson Drive roundabout and began to slide sideways, completing two full revolutions before exiting the roundabout in front of the NSW Highway Patrol vehicle.
The NSW Highway Patrol Officer conducted a traffic stop on the Nissan on Tharwa Drive, Theodore. ACT Policing Traffic Operation Officers were advised of the incident, attended the location and seized the Nissan under the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999.
The driver of the vehicle, a 23-year-old Conder man, will be summonsed to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.
“This is just one example of the benefits of a cross-border relationship between ACT Policing and the NSW Police,” said Acting Superintendent Rod Anderson.
“Motorists who think they can get away with dangerous and menacing driving should remember that police are able to seize vehicles.”
Under Section 5 of the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999, police may seize vehicles for offences of unauthorised 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.
If you see any anti-social behaviour or dangerous driving in your area, contact ACT Policing Operations immediately on 131-444.
[Courtesy ACT Policing]