Gold Coast man charged over drunken hooning incident in Logan

A NERANG man has been charged after he was allegedly busted hooning while allegedly under the influence of alcohol across several Logan streets.

Local residents alerted authorities about a black ute doing burnouts through a number of streets in Loganlea on Wednesday night, claiming it was causing excessive smoke and noise.

Polair tracked the vehicle, which ended up joining a black hatchback a short time later.


Officers on board alerted counterparts on the grounded of the location of the two vehicles and the drivers were quickly intercepted police.

It’s alleged the 23-year-old driver of the ute returned a breath alcohol reading of 0.051. He was also found to be driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle without a license.

He’s since been charged with one count each of alleged wilfully making unnecessary noise or smoke, driving a motor vehicle without a driver licence and drink driving.

The ute was also immobilised for 90 days.

He is due to appear at Beenleigh Magistrates Court on December 7.

A 17-year-old Waterford West boy was also charged with alleged drink driving and is due to appear at the Beenleigh Children’s Court.

Senior Constable Jonathon McDonald of Logan District Road Policing Unit said this kind of driving behaviour had been negatively affecting road safety in Logan and was a continued focus of Operation Own It.

“We are aware of many reports of this kind of dangerous driving behaviour in Logan,” Senior Constable McDonald said.

“We were very fortunate that no one was hurt during this incident.

“There really is no place for this kind of driving and behaviour on our roads in Logan and we encourage everyone to not risk their own and other peoples’ safety.”