Police charge driver after burnout – Strike Force Puma

A man has been charged over a burnout following an investigation by Strike Force Puma.

About 6.40pm on Saturday (30 January 2021), the driver of a Holden Commodore allegedly conducted a burnout, where the driver maintained a sustained loss of traction at a roundabout on Thirlmere Way, Thirlmere.

The matter was reported to police and officers from Strike Force Puma commenced an investigation.

Later that night, officers spoke to the driver, a 20-year-old man, at a Thirlmere home.

The man was issued a court attendance notice for the offence of prolong, sustain etc loss of traction and is due to appear at Picton Local Court on Tuesday 23 February 2021.

His licence was also suspended, and the vehicles’ registration plates were seized for a period of three months.

Strike Force Puma was formed in 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.

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