Woman caught ‘doing burnouts with baby’ in heavily modified V8

A WOMAN has been charged after she was allegedly caught red-handed by police performing burnouts in a shopping centre car park with a 10-month-old baby in the car.

The incident happened in a carpark on Orange Grove Rd at Liverpool, in Sydney’s southwest on Friday night.

It was around 10.50pm when police say officers – who were patrolling a nearby doughnut shop – spotted the 23-year-old woman performing a “large burnout” in an illegally modified Holden Calais.


Officers stopped the car and, while speaking to the driver, noticed a 10-month-old baby in the backseat.

Police said the Holden’s original six-cylinder engine had replaced by a highly modified V8 engine with only a partial exhaust system fitted.

The woman, who was found to hold a P2 licence, was issued a Field Court Attendance notice for the offence of aggravated burnout and is due to appear in Livepool Local Court on Wednesday, 17 July.

The woman was also fined $561 for driving a prohibited vehicle, $263 for not displaying P-plates, and $112 for not carrying her licence, which was also suspended.

The vehicle was slapped with a major grounded vehicle defect and a child at risk notification was submitted to the Department of Family and Community Services.