‘Your conduct is disgraceful’: Police warning to hoons after Gold Coast gathering

Police have charged two more men and have now issued almost 100 infringements following an illegal hoon meeting on the northern Gold Coast on the weekend.

Three hoons have also lost their cars for 90 days.

An estimated 1000 people and 600 cars attended the gathering in the car park of Bunnings at Pimpama on Saturday night.


Officers who attempted to break up the gathering were pelted with projectiles with four Police cars damaged while PolAir was also targeted.

The hoons later regathered in other areas of the Gold Coast including Molendinar and Coomera.

“This type of behaviour is unacceptable, disrespectful and life-endangering and we will act to the full extent of the law to keep the community safe,” Acting Chief Superintendent Geoff Sheldon said.

A total of eight people have now been arrested and charged as a result of investigations into the gathering, including:

  • 26-year-old Ashmore man charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and drug driving.
  • 18-year-old Pimpama man charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
  • 22-year-old Parkwood man charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
  • 22-year-old Coomera man charged with driving unlicensed.
  • Coomera man charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evading Police and wilful damage.
  • Two 17-year-olds charged with a raft of traffic offences.

A total of 93 infringement notices have also been issued for offences including speeding, defective motor vehicle and even for having a limb protruding from the car.

Acting Chief Superintendent Sheldon says Police are currently keeping tow truck companies in business as a result of their investigations.

“On three occasions we’ve rocked up to someone’s door, given them some paperwork and taken their car as a result of their conduct.

“It drives home to these people that your conduct is disgraceful, it won’t be tolerated, it’s against community standards and we’re here to take back the streets.”

Police are yet to charge anyone over the damage to the Police vehicles but have warned it won’t be long before they catch up with those responsible.

“The greatest friend we’ve got is that these people love their social media and we love their social media too and we’re going to be turning it around against them.”

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