Multiple charges, vehicles impounded after car meet posted on social media – Strike Force Puma

Police attached to Strike Force Puma have charged five men and impounded three vehicles in two separate incidents.

Investigators attached to the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command’s Strike Force Puma commenced an investigation after vision of a large-scale car meet at Chullora last Friday (23 October 2020) was published on social media.

The vision allegedly displayed numerous vehicles conducting dangerous burnouts amongst crowds.

Following inquiries, a 17-year-old male and three men – aged 20, 26 and 47 – were charged yesterday (Tuesday 27 October 2020).

The teen – who held a provisional licence – was charged with prolong, sustain loss of traction and his licence was also suspended.

The 20-year-old Merrylands West man was charged with prolong, sustain loss of traction and his licence was suspended. His Toyota Lexus was confiscated for three months.

The 26-year-old Warwick Farm man was charged with prolong, sustain etc loss of traction and driving in a manner dangerous to the public. His licence was suspended, and police confiscated his Ford Falcon for three months.

The 47-year-old Roselands man allegedly recorded and published the material online and was charged with film vehicle operated contrary subsection (1).

They are all expected to appear in Bankstown Local Court on Wednesday 25 November 2020.

In a separate incident, about 11.20am yesterday (Tuesday 27 October 2020), Strike Force Puma officers were conducting patrols of the M5 at Kingsgrove when they detected a Mercedes C250 allegedly travelling in excess of 130km/h in a 80km/h zone.

The driver, a 27-year-old Liverpool man, was issued with a Field Court Attendance Notice for drive in a manner dangerous to the public and exceed speed limit by more than 45km/h.

He is due to appear in Bankstown Local Court on Wednesday 16 December 2020. His vehicle was confiscated for three months.

Strike Force Puma was formed 2018 to target drivers with a history of licence offences and a repeated history of drink and drug driving offences, and drivers with extreme and erratic behaviours.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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