Youths to face court following burnouts in Gungahlin

Two male youths have been summonsed to appear before the ACT Children’s Court following burnouts in Gungahlin yesterday (Monday, March 3).

Around 2pm Gungahlin Patrol members attended the Gungahlin Early Childhood Centre after receiving reports of vehicles conducting burnouts in the car park.

The childcare centre was trading at the time and the burnouts were conducted within five metres of the childcare’s rear garden.

On arrival police observed a number of tyre marks in the gravel car park. Further police investigations identified the offending vehicles which were seized by police.

The two male youths, both aged 17, were summonsed to appear before the ACT Children’s Court at a later date.  

Under Section 5 of the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999, police may seize vehicles for offences of street racing, speed trials, burnouts and menacing driving. Vehicles can be seized for up to 90 days for a first offence and may be seized and forfeited to the Territory for a second offence if so ordered by the court.