Dalby teen lucky to walk away after hooning crash
DALBY police have warned there will be strong penalties towards hoons after a teenage boy was lucky to walk away from a serious crash that resulted from hooning.
The incident occurred about 5.30pm along Andersons Rd on September 10, where it was reported a 17-year-old Dalby boy was driving a 2006 Ford Focus erratically.
Police stated the driver was performing “skids” along the road when he lost control of his car and ran off the road, suffering a minor injury to his shoulder.
The driver attended Dalby police station earlier today, and was issued with an infringement notice for driving without due care and attention.
Senior sergeant Terry McCullough said these cases usually arise when a select few of teenagers attain their licence, and have an “inclination to hoon” in the street.
“That sort of driving is very dangerous, as you’re not only pushing the boundaries of your car, but also your abilities,” he said.
“You’re only a hair off crashing, injuring someone else, or worse.”
Snr sgt McCullough said Dalby’s road policing unit will be actively targeting that behaviour when its reported and witnessed in the region.
“If a pattern begins to emerge in relation to hooning, we’ll be there to catch people in the act,” he said.
“Then they’ll be dealt with accordingly, whether its getting their car impounded, or losing their licence.”