Albany police have charged a 17-year-old P-plater with reckless driving, following footage of him doing a burnout in the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial car park.
Officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Grant Pollard explained that police were able to progress an investigation after being notified of the video, which was posted online and showed the driver's licence plate.
Police have since interviewed the driver, laid charges and impounded the car for 28 days under anti-hoon legislation. “Obviously we look at these reckless acts very severely in any part of our town but doing it up at our memorial precinct is just showing a complete lack of respect for our service people past and present,” he said.
The driver will appear in court at a later date.