First boy-racer car crushed tomorrow
Wed, 20 Jun 2012 2:01p.m.
By Will Pollard
Police Minister Anne Tolley says the first car will be crushed under the anti-boy racer law tomorrow.
Ms Tolley confirmed the scheduled crushing at Parliament’s law and order select committee today.
She says the crushing will take place in Lower Hutt, with the driver convicted of four driving offences.
The Vehicle Confiscation and Seizure Bill – dubbed the ‘boy racer law’ – was passed in 2008, supported by former Police Minister Judith Collins who earned the nick-name ‘Crusher Collins’.
A car is crushed if a driver commits three illegal street racing offences, such as sustained loss of traction or racing, within a four-year period.
Despite the law being in place since 2009, this will be the first time a car has been destroyed.
A 1982 Toyota Corolla DX belonging to Otago teen Karn Forrest was ordered to be crushed in 2011, but was delayed after police allegedly found the car had been switched for another vehicle.
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20/06/2012 4:31:37 p.m.
James J.REad wrote:
So a boy racer's car will be crushed tomorrow. This law was passed in 2008, and it has taken till now before it has any impact. The much vaaunted law seems to be a total waste of Police time.
20/06/2012 4:23:08 p.m.
Will this be televised live?
20/06/2012 2:11:09 p.m.
mr holmes wrote:
crusher colins it only took 5 years to crush one car . as a policy it is a joke .
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