Men charged after allegedly drag racing at more than 250km/h in luxury cars
Posted On April 5, 2022
Two young hoons allegedly drove at more than 230km/hr as they drag raced in luxury cars in an 80km/h zone in Melbourne‘s west.
A 21-year-old Caroline Springs man and 22-year-old Craigieburn man have been arrested at their homes this morning and charged after a police helicopter tracked their drag race on Boundary Road, Truganina about 12.15am on Sunday, March 13.
The cars the men were alleged to be driving – a black BMW M4 coupe valued at $80,000 and a black Mercedes Benz C63 sedan valued at $90,000 – have also been seized this morning.
Police allege bystanders watched from the side of the road as the pair drag raced at more than 150km/h over the speed limit.
Both men have been hit with a range of charges including reckless conduct endangering serious injury and unlawfully engage in a speed trial.
The 21-year-old has had his licence suspended and has been granted bail to front Sunshine Magistrates’ Court in November.
The 22-year-old has been held in police custody to front the court today.
Victoria police has specifically targeting hoon drivers in the past nine months, charging more than 200 drivers and impounding more than 140 vehicles for alleged hoon activity.
Acting Senior Sergeant Simon Borg has said hoon drivers who are not arrested when they are driving dangerously will be pulled up at a later date.
“It should be pretty clear to those involved it’s only a matter of time before you receive a knock on the door if you’re not already caught by us on the night,” he said.
“Racing around the streets in our community is not just harmless fun.
“When you’re travelling at ludicrously high speeds with spectators lining the road, even the slightest error behind the wheel will result in devastation and tragedy.”
He said police would continue to crackdown on hoons and monitor events and their participants.
Anyone with information about illegal hoon activity is urged to report this to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au