Type one hooning offence at Caloundra

A man has been charged and had his car seized after allegedly performing multiple burnouts in an industrial area at Caloundra over the weekend.

It will be alleged on October 16 a Nissan Coupe was witnessed being driven dangerously at high speed along Claude Boyd Parade.

The vehicle was also filmed conducting numerous burnouts, causing damage to the road.

Ongoing investigations by officers from the Sunshine Coast Highway Patrol group resulted in a search warrant being executed at a nearby Caloundra address.

The Nissan was located on the premises and seized.

A 39-year-old Little Mountain man who was present during the search was charged with one count each of dangerous operation of vehicle type 1 offence and wilful damage.

He is due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on November 1.

This is the first time a person has been charged on the Sunshine Coast under new anti-hooning legislation passed in April.

The laws were strengthened to hold the registered owner of a vehicle responsible for any hooning activity carried out in that vehicle.

The new legislation will make it easier for police to take enforcement action against mass gatherings of hoons.

This means if the owner of a vehicle claims they weren’t driving at the time of the offence, it will be up to them to prove it.

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