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"Record number of car confiscations"

http://bigpondnews.com/articles/TopStories/2009/01/18/Record_number_of_car_confiscations_296043.html

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A record number of hoon drivers in Victoria had their cars seized during 2008 and police say they plan to expand the program this year.

Authorities are concerned about increasing numbers of so-called 'mid-life crisis' hoons, drivers over 40 who fail to heed the message.

3190 vehicles were impounded under laws in 2008, that's 500 more then in the previous year.

More than 200 people over 40 years-old had their cars taken away, yet the majority of guilty parties are aged between 18 and 21 years of age.



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"Record number of car confiscations"

http://bigpondnews.com/articles/TopStories/2009/01/18/Record_number_of_car_confiscations_296043.html


Would never have expected numbers that high if someone had asked me to take a guess.  But on the other hand, as a percentage of total cars in Vic, its not a headline.



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Driver charged after SA Police graduation burn-outs

A STAGGERINGLY stupid hoon decided the best place to do a burn-out was outside the Police Academy during a graduation ceremony - he was wrong.

A  police officer on his way to yesterday's graduation ceremony at Fort Largs saw a car doing a burnout on Military Rd about 10.30am. He pulled the driver over and cautioned him.

A short time later, during the graduation ceremony, which was attended by most of SA Police's highest ranking officers, the man was seen doing another burn-out outside.

A patrol was sent to the man's address at North Haven, where he was charged with misuse of a motor vehicle. His car was defected and impounded for seven days and, as an added bonus for police, he was also charged with cultivating three cannabis plants.

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,24946898-2682,00.html



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http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,27574,24967330-5006009,00.html

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Teen girl charged with street racing - at 160km/h

A TEENAGE girl on P-plates was behind the wheel of a car allegedly caught street racing a carload of boys at speeds of up to 160km/h.

The two groups of friends were in separate vehicles when police in an unmarked car allege they spotted the P-platers racing on the Princes Highway at Bombo, south of Sydney.

The drivers - Candice Alysa Robson, from Shell Cove and Fouzi Rabay, of Kiama Downs, both aged 19 - had their cars confiscated for three months and are facing criminal charges. Their licences were also suspended on the spot.

Police allege Rabay had two male passengers in his Holden Commodore while he was racing Robson, who was driving a Nissan Skyline, with two female passengers, about 9pm on Sunday.

Both have been charged with street racing, dangerous driving and exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h.

Rabay's father Sam, described his son's behaviour as "stupid" yesterday and said his son was lucky not to have killed someone.

At his home yesterday Mr Rabay, 50, said his son had not told him of the incident until he was asked where the car was yesterday afternoon.

"I feel really upset about this - I didn't bring him up to behave like this," Mr Rabay said. "My son was lucky not to have had a serious accident or killed some innocent people from his own stupidity.

"I really apologise for his behaviour. I apologise to the public and I apologise to the police."

Superintendent Mick Plotecki from Lake Illawarra police yesterday said driving dangerously over the long weekend period was "sheer stupidity". "This sort of behaviour defies belief," he said.

"We're talking about street racing on a public street over a long weekend. This is a time when we've got more families on the road - it's sheer stupidity."

Speaking on the phone to The Daily Telegraph, Fouzi Rabay said it was appropriate that police should confiscate his car.

"We were just being stupid," he said. "But it's nobody else's fault. I've got to take the consequences."

Robson could not be contacted for comment yesterday.

Both vehicles were yesterday locked up in the police holding yards at Albion Park.

The P-platers are due to face Kiama Local Court on March 19.



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http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,24988009-5005962,00.html


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Crowded ute 'did donuts in front of cops'


January 31, 2009 08:00am

A P-PLATE driver has had his ute confiscated after police allegedly caught him performing "donuts" with seven other passengers in the vehicle.
The 19-year-old driver allegedly performed two donuts and then fishtailed a further 100m down the road in front of an unmarked NSW Police car at Jamisontown in western Sydney just before 9pm (AEDT) yesterday.

Officers stopped the car and saw there were four passengers in the dual cab as well as the driver.
Penrith Duty Officer Harry Goedings said police then found three youths lying in the rear open tray of the ute under a tarp.

"The officers were amazed to find there were eight people travelling in a vehicle which is licensed to carry five," he said.

"There was a significant risk and danger to the unrestrained young people of being thrown from the vehicle while it was eing driven in this way."

The driver has had his ute and licence confiscated and is due to appear in Penrith Local Court on February 26.



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Dumb driver caught twice within hours

A RIVERLAND man has had two cars impounded by police after twice being caught doing burnouts in the space of hours.

Police were called to a house in Belah St, Renmark, by members of the public after the man was seen doing burnouts in his car about 6.20pm yesterday.

They found the man at the house and his car was confiscated under the hoon driving laws while he was reported for driving offences.

Police received another call a short time later and found the same 28-year-old man doing burnouts in a different car.

He was arrested and charged again under hoon driving legislation, with the second vehicle impounded for seven days.

The man was charged with driving under the influence after he returned a blood analysis reading of 0.216.

His licence was disqualified for 12 months and he was given police bail to appear in court at a later date.

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,25027651-2682,00.html



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lol - This happens every couple months - some geriatric drives up the O-Bahn (a concrete railway corridor meant for high-speed buses) :doh: :D

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Elderly motorist drives up O-Bahn to Klemzig

AN elderly motorist has been taken to hospital after accidentally driving up the O-Bahn bus track.

The Mt Barker man, 82, was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for observation after his late-model Mitsubishi sedan became stuck on the up-track near Klemzig.

Police said the man became disorientated on Hackney Rd and drove 1.3km up the O-Bahn track, forcing a bus travelling north to Greenwith to stop.

Passengers aboard the bus were transferred to another bus and continued their journey.

Police have closed the track until a crane can remove the car.

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,27574,25049149-2682,00.html



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Just think if the O Bahn Buses where fitted with a transponder that opened a boom gate of lowered a bollard then this would never happen.



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