Drivers hoon around estate

THE drivers of two cars caught doing donuts in a vacant block at Tamaree on December 27 were a young couple who had driven to Forest Ridge Estate to hoon around in their cars.

Hannah Marie Knight in her sedan, with her then-boyfriend Benjamin John Foster in his ute, had been doing burnouts in a “paddock” for their own entertainment but ended up facing charges in Gympie Magistrates Court for reckless driving.

Someone who saw what they were doing rang the police and on their way out to check on the complaint, officers saw two vehicles on Old Maryborough Road that matched the description they were given.

Knight, 17, and Foster, 19, were on their way home when they were stopped and questioned.

Foster asked for his licence not to be disqualified and the court heard he had “a reasonable amount of traffic history for a young man”, having been placed good behaviour bonds three times previously.

Magistrate Maxine Baldwin placed Foster, of Pine Street, Gympie, on his fourth good behaviour bond, this time for 12 months with the condition he attend a safe driving workshop and complete a Roadcraft defensive driving course. With only one major speeding offence on her history, Knight, now living in Tasmania, was fined $300.

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