Doughnut senses a-tingling

Dominique BayensGeraldton Guardian

Forget Spiderman’s Spidey-senses, Geraldton police say they have a sixth sense when it comes to doughnuts.

Police yesterday tweeted a video of a traffic incident with the caption: “Cops love donuts ... so much that they can sense when one will take place”.

The tweet related to an incident on November 13 last year, when a 19-year-old Strathalbyn man decided to do a burnout.

Only problem, police just happened to be in the area.

The incident happened on Lester Avenue at 1.40am.

Police said the man revved the engine of his Toyota HiLux with the gear selected into first, then dropped the clutch, causing the right rear wheel to lose traction with the surface of the road, causing the tyre to smoke.

Security footage of the incident.
Camera IconSecurity footage of the incident. Credit: WA Police

The driver was taken to Geraldton Police Station where he underwent a breath analysis test, giving a positive reading of 0.12%.

He later appeared before Geraldton Magistrate’s Court where he was found guilty of reckless driving, fined $800 and had his licence disqualified for six months.

He was also found guilty of exceeding 0.08g alcohol per 100ml of blood, was fined $650 and had his licence disqualified for eight months.

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