Hoon smashes fence in late-night incident

Colac’s Noel Quigley stands where his fence used to be after a hoon driver crashed into it on Wednesday night.

A Colac couple say they awoke with shock when a hoon driver smashed into their front fence.

Colac’s Noel Quigley said his wife Janet heard the crash about midnight on Wednesday outside their Clarke Street home.

“She heard the bang and the squealing of the tyres and woke me up, but they’d already gone once she got out there,” Mr Quigley said.

“The car has fishtailed along Clarke Street, cleaned up the wheelie bins, mounted the curb and come in backwards through the fence by the looks of the skid marks,” he said.

“It’s just a big inconvenience, I’ve called our insurance people and they got us in touch with a fencing company, I’ve had to have two whole sections of the fence removed,” he said.

Senior Constable Jamie Kahle of Colac said police were investigating the incident.

“Police are looking for the owner of a purple car, possibly an XR6 Ford or similar which was seen driving erratically,” Sen Const Kahle said.

“The driver may also have suffered facial injuries as a result of the incident,” he said.

“The vehicle was travelling north along Clarke Street when the driver lost control and hit the Colourbond fence, but the car was gone when police arrived.

“If anybody has any information they can call us or Crime Stoppers.”

Sen Const Kahle also called for people to report erratic driving to police.

“By the look of the roads there’s burn-outs and fishtails about, but we need the public’s assistance to catch people,” Sen Const Kahle said.

“If people can try and get vehicle descriptions or registration numbers, that helps a lot because often we get called out but the cars have already gone,” he said.

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