New Beith man has car towed and will face Beaudesert Magistrates Court for hooning

Caught: A man had his car towed and will face hooning charges at Beaudesert Magistrates Court.
Caught: A man had his car towed and will face hooning charges at Beaudesert Magistrates Court.

A man has had his car impounded and will face hooning charges as local police crack down on irresponsible drivers in high-powered cars turning local streets into drag racing tracks.

The 23-year-old from New Beith will appear in Beaudesert Magistrates Court next month, charged with driving without a licence and wilfully making excessive noise or smoke.

The man was caught hooning on his own street, police said.

"The car was towed from his address," Jimboomba officer in charge, Senior Sergeant Peter Waugh, said.

"Assistance from the public allowed us to identify the vehicle and the driver."

Senior sergeant Waugh encouraged the community to report this type of behaviour to police.

"These drivers have complete disregard for the road rules and are putting the community at risk," Senior Sergeant Waugh said.

"Police need your help to detect and report those committing these reckless acts."

He had a warning for hoons who continued to drive recklessly on suburban streets.

"We will be continuing to target offenders," Senior Sergeant Waugh said.

It comes after a plea by Greenbank residents for police to tackle the problem in their area.

They said Crest Road Sentinel Drive, Pub Lane and Argyle Road had been hot-spots for dangerous drivers.

Streets had become skidpans as drivers did burnouts and raced each other at all hours, ruining the quiet suburb for residents.

They did laps of the area, one resident said, from Crest Road, down Short Street, back up Cunningham Drive or Parklands Drive and back around to Middle Road.

Drivers dumped their used tyres beside the road when they were finished with them, turning the area into an eyesore.

Police said the New Beith man's car being towed was an example of what could be achieved by continuing to report the problem.

Residents are urged to ring the hooning hotline on 134-666.

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