Hoon's Commodore destroyed by Queensland Police: 'You could be next'

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Queensland Police sent a strong message to all "hoons" on the road by releasing footage of them crushing a Holden Commodore owned by a man they say was a serial offender.

Police say the 26-year-old Gold Coast man, who was caught in Molendinar on November 24 last year, was a "serial hoon".

A Holden Commodore was destroyed after an alleged serial hoon was apprehended. Source: Queensland Police
A Holden Commodore was destroyed after an alleged serial hoon was apprehended. Source: Queensland Police

There had been a number of complaints regarding hooning in the area.

"Officers pounced when they saw the black Commodore with no registration plates travelling on its rims, its rear tyres blown," Queensland Police said.

The driver tried evading the police, however, the Commodore was tracked and he was eventually arrested.

The 26-year-old driver was charged with evasion, driving uninsured, driving without a licence and driving an unregistered vehicle.

The same driver was also charged in relation to an incident in a blue Holden Commodore outside the Southport Police Station on January 23, 2022.

Police said he did a burnout in front of the police station.

In the video, the Holden Commodore is seen being crushed from above, completely flattened and torn apart.

Vehicles that are confiscated by police are either auctioned off by the government, crushed and sold as scrap metal or donated to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services to help with road-trauma incident training.

Police footage showing the arrest of a Gold Coast man. Source: Queensland Police
The Gold Coast man was charged last year in relation to a driving offence. Source: Queensland Police

'Serious about stopping hoons'

"If you continue to drive dangerously and put other motorists at risk, this could be your car next," police said in the video.

In the video Chief Superintendent Craig Hanlon is heard saying 160 people have died on Queensland's roads this year.

"That's 14 more than the same date last year," he says.

"We are serious about stopping hoons on our roads. We are serious about trying to prevent people dying, or being permanently disfigured or injured as a result of poor behaviour on our roads."

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