A 30-YEAR-OLD man caught on camera doing burnouts on a road in Herron has apologised to the media and public.
James Christopher England pleaded guilty to one count of reckless driving at Rockingham Magistrates Court on November 27.
The police prosecutor said England was caught on a police camera on September 13 accelerating, spinning the wheels of his car which produced excessive smoke, thereby reducing visibility for other road users.
There were passengers in England’s car.
The lawyer said it was England’s first offence and the incident was reported in the newspaper and televised on TV. He said England had since released an apology for his actions.
The lawyer said no drinking or drugs were involved and it happened in a rural location where there were no people or vehicles on the road.
Magistrate Susan Richardson said she realised no one was around but there still could have been victims if there was an accident.
She said England did have glowing references and the offence seemed out of character. England was fined $500 and disqualified from driving for six months.