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September 23, 2023


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Destruction of vehicle, Gold Coast District

Destruction of vehicle, Gold Coast District

Police have released vision of the destruction of a Holden Commodore, belonging to an alleged recidivist hoon on the Gold Coast.

It will be alleged that just before midnight on November 24 2021, police were patrolling Geary Crescent at Molendinar following a number of complaints regarding hooning in the area, when they observed a black Holden Commodore bearing no registration plates with its rear tyres blown, travelling on its rims.

Police attempted to intercept the vehicle, but the driver allegedly evaded them.

Police tracked the vehicle to Griffith Way where Dog Squad officers were deployed, tracking a man to Cook Close, Southport, where he was arrested.

A (now) 26-year-old Molendinar man was charged on November 25 with one count each of evasion, driving uninsured, driving unlicenced and driving an unregistered vehicle.

He is scheduled to re-appear at the Southport Magistrates Court (today) Thursday July 14.

Please see below link to access footage of the man’s arrest at Molendinar:

The 2002 black Holden Commodore was seized and subsequently recently destroyed.

Please see the below link to access footage of the vehicle’s destruction:

The man has also been charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and driving unlicenced in relation to a hooning incident in a blue Holden Commodore outside the Southport Police Station on Hinze Street on January 23 2022. 

Gold Coast District Chief Superintendent Craig Hanlon says this is a warning to all recidivist hoons; “If you continue to flout the road rules and put other motorists at risk by operating your vehicle in a dangerous manner – make no mistake – police will track you down, confiscate your vehicle and sell it to the highest bidder; whether that be at auction, or scrap metal.”

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

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