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Two Men Charged Over Street Race In Trugainia

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Two men have been officially charged following an alleged street race in Truganina on Sunday, March 13.

Air Wing police observed two vehicles allegedly racing at more than 230km/h in an 80km/h zone on Boundary Road at about 12:15am.

A search warrant was executed by police on Tuesday, April 5, and seized an $80,000 black BMW M4 coupe and a $90,000 black Mercedes Benz C63 sedan from properties in Caroline Springs and Craigyburn.

A 22-year-old Craigieburn man has been charged with reckless conduct endangering persons, reckless conduct endangering serious injury, committing an indictable offence while on bail, driving in a dangerous manner, unlawfully engaging in a speed trial, exceeding the speed limit and learner driver without accompanying driver.

The Craigieburn man was expected to front the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court today (5 April).

He was bailed to appear at Sunshine Magistrates Court on November 11.

A 21-year-old Caroline Springs man had his driver’s license suspended and was charged with recklessly engaging in a speed test, reckless driving endangering serious injury, exceeding the speed limit, dangerous driving, participation in a race, driving a prohibited vehicle on test and driving a dangerous vehicle.

As part of Operation Achilles, police saturate known hoon hotspots to ensure they can rapidly respond to high risk driving events.

North West Metro Region Operation Achilles Acting Senior Sergeant Simon Borg said police are focused on preventing dangerous driving and keeping the community safe.

“Racing around the streets in our community is not just harmless fun – when you’re travelling at ludicrously high speeds with spectators lining the road, even the slightest error behind the wheel will result in devastation and tragedy,” he said.

Operation Achilles remains ongoing and anyone with information about illegal hoon activity is urged to report this to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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