Police have charged four people with driving-related offences following reports of dangerous driving and burnouts near the Batemans Bay cemetery last week.
Officers attached to the South Coast Police District started an investigation after receiving reports of several motorists conducting burnouts near the cemetery on the Princes Highway, Batemans Bay, between 11:30 am and midday last Tuesday, 21 September 2021.
Following inquiries, Far South Coast Highway Patrol Officers went to several homes in Batemans Bay and Moruya and charged four men – aged 19, 20, 24 and 29 – with driving-related offences.
A 20-year-old man was arrested at a home in Malua Bay, where officers seized a white Ford utility.
He was taken to Batemans Bay Police Station and charged with disqualified driving, aggravated burnout, drive manner dangerous, film burnout, not comply with Public Health Order, not comply with face covering, and possess prohibited drug.
He was granted conditional bail to appear at Batemans Bay Local Court on Monday 18 October 2021.
A 24-year-old man was arrested at a home in Batemans Bay, where officers seized a motorcycle. He was taken to Batemans Bay Police Station and charged with driving whilst disqualified, aggravated burnout, drive manner dangerous, not wear helmet, and unregistered, uninsured and unauthorised number plate.
The man was also issued a PIN for not complying with a Public Health Order and not wearing a fitted face covering. He was granted bail and is due to appear in Batemans Bay Local Court on Monday 18 October 2021.
A 29-year-old Moruya man was issued with a Court Attendance Notice (CAN) for aggravated burnout, drive manner dangerous, expired license and failing to comply with a Public Health Order. He is due to appear at Moruya Local Court on Friday 8 October 2021.
A 19-year-old Batemans Bay man was issued a CAN for aggravated burnout and drive manner dangerous. He is due to appear at Batemans Bay Local Court on Monday 18 October 2021.
Inquiries are continuing and further arrests are expected.