Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Suspension Puts Brakes on Hoons

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Suspension Puts Brakes on Hoons

Article excerpt

A HARDLINE approach by police on car hoons and street racing has cost three young drivers their licences.

The men have been convicted in the Coffs Harbour Local Court on separate incidents of driving at high speed on the Pacific Highway.

Benjamin Bolton, 19, of Urunga has been fined $1500 and disqualified from driving for six months, after pleading guilty to exceeding the speed limit by 45km/h.

Police clocked him doing 162km/h on the highway, 200 metres north of Lyons Road in a car fitted with the number plates DONE-YA.

Two further charges of driving a vehicle in a dangerous and furious manner and taking part in a street race were withdrawn.

The second man convicted this week - Joseph Albert Penfold, 19, of Coffs Harbour - has been disqualified from driving for 18 months and fined $1350.

He was caught racing on the Pacific Highway at Bonville on August 26 between 9.19pm and 10pm.

Passing drivers notified police via UHF radio that three vehicles were racing each other, travelling north on the highway headed towards the stationary highway patrol officers. …

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