VIC: Cops catch drunk learner driver chucking burn-out with mum

A 24-YEAR-OLD learner driver has had his car impounded under the hoon legislation after he was allegedly caught red-handed driving drunk and performing a burn-out with his mother in the car.

Police were patrolling Main Street, Mornington when they say they heard the sound of screeching tyres about 1am.

Officers found a 24-year-old learner performing a burn-out in a Mercedes sedan with his mum in the car.


The man was subjected to a roadside breath test, in which he allegedly returned a positive result, however he refused to accompany police back to the station for a formal breath analysis.

He was arrested for being drunk in a public place and his car was impounded for 30 days under the hoon legislation.

It is expected he will be charged on summons with refuse to accompany to a station for a breath test, drive a vehicle causing loss of traction, careless driving and drunk in a public place.

A short time later another vehicle arrived at the scene and parked in a disabled car park without displaying a permit.

The 31-year-old man was found to be unlicensed and the brother of the man just arrested.

He received an infringement notice for unlicensed driving, parking in a disabled parking bay and another notice for altering the car registration plate.

His car, a silver Holden Astra, was also impounded.

Both men will pay $950 in towing and storage costs to get their cars back.