Beach hooning arrests, Sunshine Coast

October 17, 2022 3:26 pm in by

Sunshine Coast police have charged three people with drink driving and directed 80 campers to pack up and leave Teewah Beach as part of enforcement action targeting hooning over the weekend.

On October 14 police conducting patrols of Teewah Beach observed a vehicle allegedly performing “doughnuts” in the vicinity of camp grounds.

The vehicle was intercepted and the 23-year-old male driver from Loganlea allegedly returned a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.102%

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He was charged with driver without due care and attention and mid-range drink driving and is due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on November 14.

Police continued their targeted crackdown at Teewah the following night with the assistance of National Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) rangers, directing 40 vehicles and 80 campers to pack up camp and leave the beach area.

Disappointingly, officers also attended three crashes, all of which alcohol played a factor. One crash was due to a vehicle rolling over whilst performing “doughnuts”. 

A noise direction was given to one large gathering after police received multiple complaints relation to disruptive behaviour and dangerous driving.

Police and QPWS remained in the area conducting enforcement action until late that evening:

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  • Three people charged with drink driving
  • Two people charged with drive without due care and attention – 90 day number plate confiscation
  • Four people arrested for public nuisance
  • Three people arrested for obstruct police
  • Two infringement notices for defective vehicles
  • 17 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) issues

Police will continue to be out in force patrolling local beaches over coming weeks and have warned and dangerous or antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated.