Officers working as part of Operation Palisade on the State’s North Coast have today confiscated a car and charged the driver with multiple traffic offences.
Tweed/Byron Highway Patrol officers were conducting high-visibility patrols this morning in the Murwillumbah area as part of the operation.
Police will allege that at 7.10am they witnessed a 19-year-old Murwillumbah man perform a burn-out in a silver-coloured Mitsubishi Lancer at the corner of Tombonda and Tree streets.
Police moved in and immediately stopped the car. The man was arrested at the scene and taken to Murwillumbah Police Station for questioning.
His car was confiscated on the spot.
The 19-year-old was charged with three counts of drive while disqualified, hinder police, resist arrest and perform a burn-out. He has been granted strict conditional bail to appear at Murwillumbah Local Court on Wednesday 7 October.
It is expected the man will be extradited by Queensland police today in relation to a number of outstanding warrants.
“Police have constantly urged motorists to avoid inappropriate, reckless and dangerous driving. However, it seems that some people are just not listening,” said Superintendent Michael Kenny, Operation Palisade Commander.
“We have made it clear that police will not tolerate this sort of hoon behaviour. Anyone who decides to drive in this manner can expect police to act swiftly. Offenders can expect to have their car confiscated, to be charged by police and put before the courts.”