This was Daniel Briant’s car. He proudly shows it off on his Facebook page.
And this is it now.
Constable Jason Andrews said on one occasion Briant was caught doing burnouts in the middle of State Highway 1 near Paraparaumu in front of an off duty police officer.
He was arrested as he tried to change his “shredded tyres” in the Burger King car park nearby.
Tolley said less than three hours after receiving his third strike from the court Briant was back behind the wheel performing a burnout.
He lost control and crashed into a fence. It is understood he and a passenger fled the vehicle on foot.
He was awaiting sentencing on that fourth offence.
He had already been found guilty of driving while suspended, sustained loss of traction and dangerous driving leading to a 21 month disqualification.
A perfect first case.
There were 116 people on their second strike. “Those who are not clever enough to heed the warning should be aware that their cars could be seized and undergo a radical change in shape,” Tolley said.
I suspect most of those will be careful not to go on and get a third strike.
Good to see the law pushed through by Judith Collins have an impact.