Burnout costs $450

WHEN Steven John Read fronted court for doing a burnout, he denied his car’s wheels screeched at all.

Prosecutor Senior Constable Jeanette Grigoris told the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court that police were on Bideford Street when they heard an engine “revving excessively” and saw a car with its wheels spinning and smoking for a distance of five metres.

She said because Read had previously been convicted of two similar offences and it was a suburban street, he should have his licence disqualified.

But Read called the charge a “load of s**t” and said that he was driving, so he would know if the car’s wheels screeched.

Magistrate Tom Killeen replied with: “The police don’t just pull up cars because they go around corners.”

He convicted Read of the offence and fined him $450 but took no action against his licence.



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