Hooning impoundment

Improper use of a motor vehicle
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Hooning impoundment

Postby Roger061 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:32 am

How are the police able to impound a car on an "alleged" offence if the driver denies the allegation to police at roadside interview, that is the driver says to police it wasn't me who did the burnout you are wrong, see you in court.......how can police impound the car prior to the driver being convicted of the offence by a court at only allegation stage?

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Re: Hooning impoundment

Postby Hardy » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:00 am

Because each side of government hopes there are votes in making life as difficult as possible for "hoons, bloody idiots and criminals" - until it happens to them or their kids at which point they sit in my office complaining about how tough and stupid the laws are.

The police can impound if they reasonably believe that a relevant offence has occured. See http://www.trafficlaw.com.au/hoon.driving.html

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