Burnout blowout after speeding at triple the limit

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By Luke Voogt

A Colac man sped at triple the limit and blew a tyre doing a burnout in front of police before copping multiple fines on Monday.

Colac officers observed a dark Holden Commodore station wagon speeding at 128 kilometres per hour in a 40 kilometre zone about 1.15am, police said.

“They followed the vehicle to intercept it and observed it do a burnout, which caused its rear tyre to blowout on Queen Street,” a Victoria Police spokesperson said.

“All five occupants of the car ran from the vehicle before the driver stopped and spoke to police.

“The driver of the vehicle became aggressive when advised his car was to be impounded and attempted to assault the members before being OC sprayed.”

Police arrested the 23-year-old Colac man and took him to Colac Police Station.

They immediately suspended his license and impounded his car for the 30 days at a cost of $1170.

Police also expect to charge the man on summons with other driving offences.

Officers also issued the man with a $1652 penalty notice after determining he breached the Chief Health Officer’s COVID-19 directives while committing the offences.

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