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Father charged after footage of him performing burnout with unrestrained children in car was shared

‘No wonder my kids are crazy’: Father who boasted about a burnout with his kid unrestrained in the car is charged after sharing the idiotic footage online

  • Man loses licence after footage of him performing illegal burnout was posted  
  • Police obtained footage of the incident and saw children were in the car too
  • Cops notified Department of Community Services concerned about child safety
  • The man’s car was confiscated and he will have to pay holding fees and towing 

A father who performed an ‘aggravated’ burnout while his children were in the back of the car has been charged and had his car impounded after footage of the incident was shared online. 

On Sunday June 14, police were called after members of the public heard a burnout in Botany, in Sydney’s southeast.

Officers were investigating the matter that afternoon when they came across the footage online, shared by a person who boasted of the incident. 

The video clearly showed the driver’s face, as well as his young children in the back of the car, with one not properly restrained.

A father who performed an ‘aggravated’ burnout while his children were in the back of the car has been charged and had his car impounded

Police contacted the registered owner of the white car and demanded he produce the car to Mascot Police Station

Police contacted the registered owner of the white car and demanded he produce the car to Mascot Police Station

‘No wonder my kids are crazy… this is their father. Can’t help himself,’ the video was captioned online.

Police distinguish between a standard burnout and an aggravated burnout when the driver or the driver’s associates appear to film or photograph the incident to promote ‘hoon activity’.

Another distinguishing factor is if the driver knows there are flammable liquids on the road prior to performing the burnout or if the action is performed in an area with increased risks.  

In the days to follow the incident, police obtained further CCTV footage and statements from witnesses.

On July 28, the owner took the car to the station where police suspended his licence on the spot and confiscated the car

On July 28, the owner took the car to the station where police suspended his licence on the spot and confiscated the car

The car will be seized for three months, during which the driver will be liable for all holding fees and towing fees

Pictured: The car being towed

The car will be seized for three months, during which the driver will be liable for all holding fees and towing fees

In CCTV taken moments later, the man drove into an underground car park, checked his rear tyres and then proceeded to help his children out of the car.

Police contacted the registered owner of the white car and demanded he produce the car to Mascot Police Station.

On July 28, the owner took the car to the station where police suspended his licence on the spot and confiscated the car. 

The car will be seized for three months, during which the driver will be liable for all holding fees and towing fees.

During the meeting with police, the man was shown CCTV footage as well as the social media footage, but he denied having any recollection of the incident

During the meeting with police, the man was shown CCTV footage as well as the social media footage, but he denied having any recollection of the incident

During the meeting with police, the man was shown CCTV footage as well as the social media footage, but he denied having any recollection of the incident.

Police notified the Department of Community Services about the incident, which they claim put the children at risk in the car.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses with further information to come forward.

They are particularly interested in speaking to a male who they believe filmed the incident from outside the car.   

The driver was issued a Court Attendance Notice to appear before Downing Centre Local Court.

The incident occurred on Banksia Street in Botany, in Sydney's southeast

The incident occurred on Banksia Street in Botany, in Sydney’s southeast



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