Media release

Vehicle seized – Anti-hooning


Northern Territory Police have seized a vehicle under anti-hooning legislation in Katherine.

At about 9:45pm on Wednesday 20 May, a Toyota Landcruiser utility was approaching a random breath testing station on the Stuart Highway, Katherine. The driver conducted a sharp U-turn and executed a burnout before speeding away. Police pursed the vehicle which allegedly travelled at speeds up to 160km/hr before the pursuit was terminated.

Police located the abandoned vehicle in bushland a short time later after the driver and his female passenger fled on foot. A search of the vehicle located a less than traffickable quantity of cannabis.

The vehicle was seized for 48 hours under anti-hooning legislation.

The 34-year-old male driver was issued a traffic infringement notice for:

  • drive vehicle cause loss of traction
  • exceed speed – 16 – 30 km/hr over
  • exceed speed – 31 – 45 km/hr over
  • exceed speed – 45km/hr over.

He was also issued with a drug infringement notice and fined $2514. A 21-year-old woman was issued a drug infringement notice and fined $354.

PFES Media