Nimrod nabs 23 cars in 18 days: hoons in Rockingham

Senior Sergeant Brett Reyne. Picture: Jon Hewson           d442166
Senior Sergeant Brett Reyne. Picture: Jon Hewson         d442166

A CRACKDOWN on hoon and bad driving behaviour has resulted in 23 vehicle seizures in Rockingham.

Senior Sergeant Brett Reyne said Operation Nimrod had produced some good results.

“The operation specifically deals with the targeting of hoon and anti-social driving behaviour by Traffic Enforcement Group (TEG) officers and resources,” he said.

“Since early September, Op Nimrod identified 23 vehicles that have been seized or will be seized under hoon legislation in the Rockingham area alone.

“This has been a result of drivers having been caught in the act by TEG officers or captured by multanova camera and covert cameras, which have been deployed in strategic locations.

“The use of covert cameras is a relatively new strategy being employed by WA Police and early indications are that it is extremely effective in identifying vehicles which have been driven in a reckless and dangerous manner.”

Sen Sgt Reyne said 23 vehicles seized in an 18-day period sent a clear message to the community that WA Police were committed to identifying and apprehending hoon drivers.