No Vin Diesel but hoon nabbed on 'Fast and Furious' track

A SERIAL hoon has been arrested for allegedly performing a burn-out in a Noosa industrial estate, known to businesses owners as the "Fast and Furious quarter mile".

Noosa Police arrested the 21-year-old in Production Ave on Saturday when a business reported a group of drivers allegedly speeding through the estate.

A police spokesman said the alleged offender had been charged previously with dangerous use of a motor vehicle in the same area.

A Production Ave business owner, who did not want to be named, said the road was often used by young men to test the power of their cars.

"We hear it every afternoon. They put their foot on the pedal and go for it," the man said.

"Production Ave is about the length of a quarter mile and these revheads like to use it as the Fast and Furious racetrack.

"We are just waiting for one of them to hit a truck reversing out of one of the driveways."

Another business owner, who wished to remain anonymous, said the hooning occurred most weekends.

"You can hear them screeching all the way around the block," the business owner said.

"They start at one end, do a burnt-out and then race to see who gets the best time.

"It is a pain, but the police do a good job at patrolling the area, so we are confident they will eventually get caught."

Noosa Police officer-in-charge Steve McReight said hooning at Noosa had decreased since the State Government's hoon laws were introduced.

"Industrial estates seem to be the favoured spots for these people, but there are not as many complaints as there used to be," Senior Sergent McReight said.

"Police perform regular patrols of the areas where these people are commonly found and occasionally we do catch them in the act."

The laws, passed in April, place drivers who commit two serious hooning offences within five years at risk of having their car confiscated indefinitely, sold or crushed.

The 21-year-old arrested on Saturday was expected to be charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

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