Smokey bandit nabbed by police

GETTING caught doing burnouts down Old Coast Road hit one man in his back pocket last week.

Dwayne Kevan Backshall (25) pleaded guilty in Mandurah Magistrates Court on August 14 to wilfully driving a vehicle causing excessive smoke from the tyres or the road surface.

The police prosecutor told the court Backshall was driving his car on Old Coast Road in Dawesville on January 26.

He was seen by police performing a 50m burnout.

Police stopped him further down the road, where Backshall told them it was spur of the moment and an ´┐ŻAustralia Day thing´┐Ż.

He apologised to police for what he did and accepted it was a stupid act. He was fined $300 and ordered to pay court costs of $169.