A LARGE gathering of drivers allegedly doing burnouts in Carrum Downs last week has ended in three arrests.
Police say that they received reports that around 100 vehicles were gathered at Frankston Gardens Industrial Estate just before 11pm, 1 March. A police statement read that “a number of vehicles present were engaged in high risk driving behaviour performing burnouts in close proximity to pedestrians and other motorists”.
Three drivers were pulled over in the surrounding area after police arrived and the crowd dispersed.
Police say a man is “expected to be charged in relation to driving in a manner dangerous, improperly use motor vehicle, careless driving and use unroadworthy vehicle. His 2002 Holden Commodore sedan was also impounded for 30 days.” The man also allegedly returned a positive oral fluid test for drugs.
A second man was pulled over on Hall Road. Police alleged that he was not displaying his P plates, didn’t have his licence on him, and was driving an unroadworthy Holden Commodore.
A third man was arrested and is expected to be charged with drive at speed dangerous and exceeding the speed limit. Police allege that the 18-year-old was detected driving at 160kmph in a 90 zone. His Holden Commodore will be impounded.
Any information to Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000