Five arrested for high risk driving in Clyde North

Cardinia Highway Patrol officers have nabbed five people following an alleged high-risk driving event in Clyde North last month.

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Cardinia Highway Patrol officers have nabbed five people following an alleged high-risk driving event in Clyde North last month.

It is alleged a group of drivers performed burnouts across Tuckers Road about 8:55pm on 30 August.

As part of Operation Tucker, investigators so far have identified up to five people engaging in high-risk driving and continue to investigate further drivers that may have been involved.

Two 24-year-old men and a 19-year-old man, all from Pakenham, and a 22-year-old Watchem man were interviewed and are expected to be charged on summons with driving a motor vehicle causing a loss of traction.

A 22-year-old Clyde North woman was interviewed and released without charge.

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Whilst committing the offences, all five were found to be in breach of the directions issued by the Chief Health Officer and were issued a $1652 penalty notice.

The directions by the Chief Health Officer, under the State of Disaster, declared in Victoria, have been enacted to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.

Cardinia Highway Patrol Sergeant Paul Holtzinger said his unit is committed to identifying and holding to account drivers who decide to engage in high-risk activity.

“Performing burnouts anywhere is not acceptable, let alone in a residential area, it puts drivers, their passengers and members of the community at risk of serious injury,” Sgt Holtzinger said.

Anyone with information in relation to the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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