Arthurs Seat hoons

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POLICE have charged 10 drivers on summons with a range of offences after a crackdown on hoon and anti-social behaviour at the summit car park at Arthurs Seat lookout, Thursday 6 February.

The charges include reckless conduct endangering serious injury, criminal damage, drive in a manner dangerous, careless driving, improper use of vehicle involving loss of traction and drive vehicle causing undue noise and smoke.

Two drivers have had their vehicles impounded for 30 days and a further seven have been issued with infringement and defect notices.

Tyre marks, pictured, were all over the car park last week.

Leading Senior Constable Barry Judge, of Somerville Highway Patrol, said: “If you come to Arthurs Seat and engage in hoon activity or anti-social behaviour, no matter where you are from, we will find you, we will prosecute you, and where applicable we will impound your vehicle.

“I encourage people to visit this magnificent attraction and enjoy the stunning views of the peninsula but we will not tolerate illegal risk-taking behaviours.”

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 18 February 2020

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