Prison term for Airlie hoon

A HOON driver has been jailed for 12 months after pleading guilty to doing burnouts in Airlie Beach on New Years Day while more than four times the legal limit.

Jake Brock, 27 was also disqualified from driving at the time. He will be released on parole on July 21.

Brock pleaded guilty in the Mackay Magistrates’ Court last Friday to creating unnecessary noise and smoke, disqualified driving, drink-driving (0.214 per cent) and failing to provide a roadside breath test, all at Airlie Beach on January 1.

The court heard that several people called police about Brock doing burnouts in a residential street when police arrived they saw people standing around in the street.

Brock repeatedly denied being the driver but witnesses identified him to police, prosecutor Karine Evans said.

Eventually he admitted to moving the vehicle off the road onto a vacant block.

The court heard Brock had five previous disqualified driving offences and he wasn’t supposed to be driving again until June 11, 2011.

In sentencing Magistrate Damien Dwyer told the defendant that his behaviour was very dangerous.

“You’re just a hoon," he said.

"And a very dangerous hoon at that.

"While you are doing this hooning you had large amounts of alcohol in your system.”

In addition to his term of imprisonment Brock was disqualified from driving for five and a half years.


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