Take a stand to stop hoons

Burnouts are evidence of hooning on the corner of Main Street and Harris Road at Elliminyt.

A Colac police sergeant says it’s time for people to take a stand against hoon drivers.

Sergeant Janet Gleeson of Colac police called on people to report erratic driving after a surge of burnouts on the city’s streets.

Sgt Gleeson said burnouts on the corner of Elliminyt’s Main Street and Harris Road were of particular concern.

“It’s one of the worst ones I’ve seen and you have to ask how anybody could do something as reckless as that,” Sgt Gleeson said.

Main Street residents alerted police to last week’s incident but the car disappeared before police arrived.

A Harris Road resident, who did not want to be named in fear of retribution from the offender, said hoon driving at the Elliminyt intersection was a common occurrence.

“They go past all the time, this latest one was about three or four in the morning on Friday and I ran out to try and catch the bloke but just missed him,” the man said.

The incident comes less than two weeks after a hoon driver smashed into a fence in Colac’s Clarke Street.

Sgt Gleeson said public information was the key to catching dangerous drivers.

“The more information that people can supply us with, like registration details or the type of car, the better hope we have of catching people,” Sgt Gleeson said.

“People need to make a stand, they shouldn’t tolerate this sort of dangerous behaviour in their area,” she said.

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