Good behaviour bond for hoon

GETTING behind the wheel of his mate’s Nissan Skyline was a little too tempting for a P-plate driver, who pushed the throttle and was charged for driving without due care and attention.

Ashlin Tracy Becker, 19, had been revving the motor at the roundabout on Monkland and Reef streets on May 17 and spun the tyres as he entered. A motorist told police the Skyline swerved in front of them, nearly causing a collision as the vehicles neared the lights on the Bruce Highway.

Gympie Magistrates Court heard the Skyline ended up sideways on Exhibition Road and fishtailed into Eel Creek Road before speeding off. Police were informed of the vehicle’s registration number and it was found the owner was a passenger at the time of the offence. Becker owned up and was brought before the court where he said the road had been wet because of rain, there was not enough traction on the tyres, and the car had a lot of power.

The court heard Becker was convicted for a hooning offence in January but did not lose his licence and this time he needed to understand it was a privilege to drive. Becker, of Pine Valley Drive, Pie Creek was disqualified from driving for one month and placed on a good behaviour bond for six months with the condition he attends a driving behaviour workshop.

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