Hoon swoop: Hundreds face fines as police bust illegal car meets
Capsicum spray was needed to break up hoon meets across Melbourne’s north overnight.
Police swooped on gatherings in Sunshine West, Tullamarine, Derrimut and Keilor Park.
They expect to issue more than than 300 people with fines totalling $240,000.
#BREAKING: Police are expecting to issue over $240k in fines after at least 300 people gathered at a hoon meet in the northern suburbs last night. The offence of ‘attend a hoon event’ attracts an $800 fine.
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A 17-year-old teenager was OC-sprayed and charged with hindering police and using offensive language.
The police moved after complaints from residents.
The offence of attending a hoon event attracts an $800 fine.
The investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au