Man charged with dangerous driving following hoon meet

A man has been charged with dangerous driving following a hoon meet up in April which led to a car colliding with a spectator in Derrimut.

Police will allege the man was driving a blue Holden Commodore on the evening of Saturday, April 23, at the intersection of Derrimut Drive and Grimes Court.

It’s alleged the man was performing burnouts in front of a group of spectators, before colliding with a person watching on, causing them to be thrown backwards.

No reports have been made to police about the person who was allegedly hit, and they or anyone else with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

A search warrant was executed at a residential property in Tarneit on Wednesday morning. A19-year-old man was arrested.

He has since been charged with reckless conduct endangering life and serious injury, careless driving, driving in a dangerous manner, reckless driving, failing to have proper control, improper use of a vehicle, driving a prohibited vehicle, unregistered vehicle and unsafe vehicle.

The man was bailed to reappear at court in December.

A second search warrant was conducted this morning at a commercial property in Derrimut, where a blue Holden commodore was seized.

The investigation forms part of the statewide Operation Achilles.

As part of Operation Achilles, police saturate hoon hotspots ensuring they can quickly respond to high-risk driving events.

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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