The game is up: Police interview one of the drivers involved in Saturday’s incident.
The game is up: Police interview one of the drivers involved in Saturday’s incident. Frank Redward

V8 burnout costs driver his car

A YOUNG driver will have plenty of time to ponder his actions after police impounded his car for three months.

A highway patrol officer was conducting inquiries in the industrial estate off Orlando Street at noon on Saturday when he couldn’t believe his eyes.

He saw a V8 Holden VS Commodore Club Sport shoot into GDT Seccombe Close with its engine revving loudly and drift sideways.

Following closely behind was a V8-powered VX Holden Commodore also being driven erratically.

The officer gave chase and stopped and interviewed both men.

The driver of the first car, a Toormina man, 22, was forced to surrender his car for 90 days due to his history of alleged offences.

He was also slapped with a $516 fine under the road transport burnout laws and will have to pay impoundment fees for his vehicle, police said.

The driver of the other car, a Coffs Harbour man, 22, was fined $344 for negligent driving.

Senior Constable Scott Jackson from Coffs Harbour highway patrol said the incident should serve as a warning to other motorists who contemplated foolish behaviour.

“This was a stupid thing to do. This spur-of-the-moment thing could have led to disastrous results,” Const. Jackson said.

“It could have resulted in death not only for them but for others members of the public.”



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