Burnout

Police ticket quota filled tonight?

ŠĒ• Stuff.co.nz

It looks like the Police are going to fill their quota for ticketing un-roadworthy¬†vehicles¬†tonight. If brains were¬†dynamite¬†these tools wouldn’t have enough to blow their nose:

Boy racers are planning a “big boy racer car cruze” from Porirua to Wellington tonight for Daniel Briant, whose car was the first to be crushed under new boy racer legislation.

Police crushed the 19-year old’s Nissan Laurel yesterday sparking an outcry on Facebook.

Police revealed Briant was caught doing multiple burnouts in the middle of State Highway 1 near Paraparaumu in front of an off-duty police officer and children.

Less than three hours after receiving his third strike from Porirua District Court, he was back behind the wheel, performing a burnout.

Briant posted a message on his Facebook page on Wednesday lamenting the loss of his beloved car:
“oh how I miss you Laurel lol; fun times FTP.”

A supporter castigated the police, “f…. the police.”

Tonight’s ride was advertised on the Facebook site “Porirua Buy/Sell/Trade”, stating “stop the car crushin law. 9-10.30pm. Big boy racer cruze – we are doing this 4 the guy who got his kar krushed in lower hutt.”

 

Crushed! Ctd

Here is Daniel Briant’s car, from his Facebook page before he got his third strike:

And this is it now:

And the poor little tool is having a big boo hoo to his mates on Facebook:

The first car to be crushed under boy racer laws has been given a Facebook memorial.

The car was flattened this morning in Lower Hutt when police minister Anne Tolley used a remote control to trigger the Aljon Impact Five car crushing machine at Macaulay Metals.

The law it was crushed under – the Vehicle Confiscation and Seizure Bill in 2008 – was passed by National last term and earned Cabinet minister Judith Collins the sobriquet “Crusher Collins”.

Tolley told Parliament’s law and order select committee yesterday the car belonged to a “silly young man” who had been convicted of driving offences four times.

It was understood the driver of the vehicle was Paraparaumu Beach digger operator Daniel Ronald Briant, 19.

Briant created the memorial page after yesterday expressing his fears for the “Laurel”.

He posted a cover photo of the car in full burnout mode on Facebook. “Long live the Laurel,” responded one friend.

It took 49 seconds and 150 tonnes of pressure to crush the car.

Walking over to the foot-high lump of metal today, Tolley said it was “pretty effective”.

“It’s pretty graphic sort of consequences. If you’re a car lover that’s pretty devastating.

“It would be devastating for me if it was my car, but I don’t hoon around neighbourhoods doing wheelies.”

The Minister then stood defiantly atop the wreckage, posing for media photos.