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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Licence suspended and the vehicle seized for Lilli Pilli man

South Coast Highway Patrol Police commenced an investigation into a serious driving incident that occurred at Lilli Pilli on Tuesday morning 1 February 2022.

A member of the public reported to police that a green Holden ute was driving recklessly on George Bass Drive near the intersection of Carramar Drive. Dash cam footage was supplied.

Following enquiries, a 48 year old man from Lilli Pilli was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice for Prolong, sustain loss of traction (burnout) – 2nd offence.

His licence was suspended and the vehicle seized.

He will appear at Batemans Bay Local Court on 21 March 2022.

In general, Police have the power to seize a motor vehicle used in the commission of ‘burnout’ offence. This is under section 218 of the Road Transport (General) Act 2005. Impound fees apply and costs are carried by the offender.

Further, a court that finds a person guilty of such an offence may order the vehicle concerned:

• in the case of a “first offence” – be impounded for 3 months, and

• in the case of a second or subsequent offence – be forfeited to the Crown.

The court can, however, reduce or dispense with such an order for reasons of “undue hardship” or “injustice”.


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