A BALLARAT man performed a burnout in view of a police vehicle because he was “over enthusiastic” about his new ute, a court has heard.
Samuel Gray, 20 appeared in the Ballarat Magistrates Court yesterday where he pleaded guilty to a number of driving charges.
The court heard Gray drove out of the BP service station at Woodman’s Hill when the offence occurred. Police prosecutor Senior Constable Clint Prebble said that as Gray started to travel west, he deliberately accelerated the vehicle so its rear wheels lost traction.
He said Gray “fish-tailed” the vehicle and its tyres made a screeching sound.
Police, who were on the other side of the Western Highway taking speed recordings, moved to intercept Gray and caught up with him a short time later.
Gray was fined $300 without conviction.