Dozens of vehicle seized in SEQ hoon crackdown

November 2, 2022 7:50 am in by
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Nearly 60 vehicles have been impounded and more than 2,000 fines issued during a major police operation cracking down on hoons across south east Queensland.

The Queensland Police Service has been targeting hooning behaviour as part of Operation Uniform Elderberry since June.

“The coordinated anti-hoon operation conducted across the South-East, has resulted in police impounding 59 vehicles and issuing 2,048 infringement notices,” Police Minister Mark Ryan says.

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“Hoons driving dangerously in defective vehicles is a disaster waiting to happen.

“We do not want hoons tearing up our roadways like racetracks and putting themselves and innocent road users at risk for the sake of social media notoriety.”

Road Policing and Regional Support Command assistant commissioner Ben Marcus says the operation produced significant results.

“Our traffic officers have been working closely with intelligence officers as part of Operation Uniform Elderberry in targeting high-risk areas and drivers across the South-East,” assistant commissioner Marcus says.

“Police have disrupted various hoon events, seen a vehicle catch fire as a result of hooning and uncovered dangerous modifications such as one vehicle which had its steering wheel replaced with a computer game steering wheel.

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“Our officers have come across illegal hooning activity being shared on social media apps like TikTok and impounded vehicles of those responsible.

“We also detected 164 drink and drug drivers as part of our anti-hooning crackdown.

“Our message to anyone taking part in high-risk activities on our roads is that we will continue to target you, investigate your dangerous antics and take action against you.”