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Operation Achillies Targeting Hoon Driving – Charged by Social Media.

Operation Achillies Targeting Hoon Driving - Charged by Social Media.
If you think posting videos of burnouts means you can’t be charged then you should be made aware of Operation Achilles.
 
Since 2021, Victoria Police have been trawling social media posts of videos, photos and comments depicting hoon driving.
 
Police have then used this as  evidence which has lead to 75 arrests resulting in 518 charges and 111 impounds.
 
A plea of guilty to Dangerous Driving is a mandatory 6 months licence disqualification. This is the most common charge laid and can be proven where the person charged did a burnout with people nearby.
People don’t need to be mere spectators, they include the camera person and passengers in the vehicle at the time.
 
If you are concerned, it’s best to review your social media content and head off to Heathcote or Sandown instead.

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