Northern Territory Police have issued one driver a Notice to Appear and seized another driver’s vehicle after a hooning incident in Darwin City over the weekend.
At around 10pm on Friday, police were conducting foot patrols on Kitchener Drive, when a Holden Commodore was observed hooning before losing control and crashing into the curb.
As police have approached, the driver has attempted to take off before reversing into one of the officers and crashing for a second time.
Fortunately, the officer suffered only minor injuries.
The 20-year-old male driver was issued a notice to appear for drive in a dangerous manner and hooning, and the vehicle defected.
A moments later, a second vehicle was observed to be hooning in the vicinity. The Holden Commodore was stopped by police. The 19-year-old male’s vehicle was seized under anti-hooning legislation and he was issued an infringement notice for hooning.
Superintendent Daniel Shean said, “This type of irresponsible behaviour is unacceptable.
“Across the Darwin Region, we have been experiencing heavy rain and the road conditions can become poor. The first driver is extremely lucky that he did not further harm the officer or anyone else.