Burnout costs biker $675
A HARLEY-Davidson rider showing off in a street procession has faced Gladstone Magistrates Court on a charge of driving without due care and attention.
Kenneth McKay Greenough pleaded guilty to the charge.
Police prosecutor Constable Sean Franklin told the court Greenough was a participant in the Barcaldine Rev Fest, a drag racing festival.
At 6.30pm on May 1 a procession was held through the streets of Barcaldine.
During the procession Greenough did a burnout on his Harley-Davidson. Black skid marks were left on the road and smoke billowed from the tyre.
Onlookers, including children, were lined up along the street just metres from where Greenough did his burnout.
Defence solicitor Jun Pepito said his client did not know he could not do a burnout in the procession and he was caught up in the moment.
“My client is 39 years old and a member of the Benaraby Raceway Group. It was a fundraising event and it was a spur-of-the-moment act of showing off to promote his sport of drag racing,” Mr Pepito said.
Magistrate Damian Carroll fined Greenough $675 or nine days in jail with a conviction recorded.