Inspector saw driver do burnout

A GLADSTONE youth who was unlucky enough to be seen doing a burnout by the district inspector of police appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court yesterday.

Cameron John Lowry entered a guilty plea to wilfully making unnecessary noise or smoke.

Police Prosecutor Constable Troy Daubaras told the court Gladstone District Inspector Mike Dixon was driving along French Street when he saw a car enter the roundabout from Phillip Street.

The car accelerated heavily into the roundabout causing the car to slide sideways creating smoke and a screeching noise. Inspector Dixon took down the car’s number plate and police paid Lowry a visit. His car was impounded for 48 hours for his first hooning offence.

“His traffic history is not so bad,” Constable Daubaras told Magistrate Damian Carroll.

Mr Carroll fined Lowry $330 or four days jail with a conviction recorded.

Meanwhile, Sarah Elaine Daley pleaded guilty to driving without a licence suspended over demerit points. Constable Daubaras said Daley was intercepted on Phillip Street on September 10 at noon. She produced a learner’s permit which had been suspended for three months on August 4.

“You have one other unlicensed offence and a drink-driving offence and you are only 18,” Mr Carroll said.

Daley was fined $300 or six days in jail and disqualified for six months.



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