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Night terrors: 100 cars at Carrum Downs estate for an evening of burnouts
by Mornington Peninsula Magazine

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Three men are expected to be charged on summons after an estimated 100 vehicles descended on Carrum Downs last night for burnouts and high-risk driving.

Police were called to Frankston Gardens Industrial Estate after reports of the gathering about 10.50pm. It’s understood some of the vehicles present “were engaged in high-risk driving behaviour, performing burnouts in close proximity to pedestrians and other motorists”, police said in a statement this morning.

“Police on the ground were supported by the Air Wing and attended the estate before participants and onlookers dispersed. With the assistance of the Air Wing, officers intercepted three drivers in the surrounding area.”

The first man is expected to be charged with driving in a dangerous manner, improperly using a motor vehicle, careless driving, and using an unroadworthy vehicle. His 2002 Holden Commodore sedan was impounded for 30 days, and police said he also tested positive for drugs.

The second man, who was pulled over on Hall Rd after not displaying ‘P’ plates, did not have his licence on him and was driving an unroadworthy Holden Commodore sedan, police said.

The third man, who was 18, was followed by the Air Wing and was allegedly detected travelling at 160km/h in a 90km/h zone. His Holden Commodore ute will be impounded and he is expected to be charged with driving at a dangerous speed and exceeding the speed limit.

Anyone with information about high-risk driving is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make an anonymous report online.

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