Newcastle police have stepped up their fight against illegal drag racing, blocking access to known ‘hoon’ hotspots across the city.
Last night officers joined Roads and Maritime Services in locking down Kooragang Island, the Steel River Industrial Estate and Wharf Road at Nobbies Beach.
The move forms part of Operation Hammer, which aims to crackdown on dangerous driving.
“We will continue to deploy police to block access to the known street-racing strips and ‘burn out’ locations until these drivers realise they are not welcome here,” said Superintendent John Gralton.
“If we catch them breaking the law, they risk not only a substantial fine and possibly a criminal driving record, but potential deregistration of the vehicle.”