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Bunbury 21-year-old Christopher Richard Lawler fined for 40m burnout at 4am on Jetty Road

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A 21-year-old who performed a large burnout on a Bunbury road has been fined.
Camera IconA 21-year-old who performed a large burnout on a Bunbury road has been fined. Credit: Carly Laden/South Western Times

A 21-year-old who performed a large burnout on a Bunbury road and has a series of speeding offences has been told by the court to “watch himself” to avoid getting a reputation as a “hoon.”

Christopher Richard Lawler appeared in Bunbury Magistrates Court on Thursday where he pleaded guilty to using one or more tyres to create smoke and excessive noise on the driving surface in a confiscation zone.

At 4am on September 1, CCTV captured a lone driver in a car performing an elongated S-shaped burnout on Jetty Road in Bunbury, extending for about 40m.

Police were able to use the footage to identify the car and when brought in for questioning, Lawler admitted to being the driver of the vehicle.

While the man had no prior criminal record, the court was told he had several other speeding offences.

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Magistrate Linda Keane handed down a fine of $500 for the act, saying it was disappointing he ruined such a “pretty part” of Bunbury.

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