Police seeking burnout driver

Oamaru police are appealing for information to identify a driver who fled on foot after doing burnouts in Oamaru.

Several complaints have been made to Oamaru police in the past week regarding a black Subaru Forester, with partial yellow-gold rims, doing burnouts in Oamaru North.

Constable Rachael Osborn said the vehicle was impounded on Thursday after evading police and the driver fled on foot. The car was in a terrible condition, with cut springs, and brake pads that were worn down to the metal, making it a liability on the road.

‘‘The driver of the vehicle has completed burnouts around schools during school times [and] within densely populated areas, showing a complete disregard for the safety of others,’’ Const Osborn said.

Burnout marks were visible in Pembroke, Roberston, McLean, Frome, Fleet, Harlech and Taward Sts.

Const Osborn said police were seeking information from the public to identify the driver, or any further complaints.

kayla.hodge@odt.co.nz


 

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