Car seized after driver causes damage to speed bump in reckless wheel spinning stunt

A man has had his car seized and is under investigation for criminal damage after a speed bump was damaged in Chorley.

Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 12:11 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 12:18 pm
This car has been seized and its driver is under investigation for criminal damage after a speed bump was damaged by 'wheel spinning' in Friday Street car park

Police said the driver was traced after the car was seen performing a 'wheel spinning' stunt in a town centre car park on Saturday (June 20).

The car was said to be seen constantly 'spinning' its wheels whilst stationary on a speed bump, with the spinning tyres causing damage to it.

Officers visited the car's owner at his home in Chorley and seized the vehicle under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act.

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The speed bump has been damaged due to the driver 'spinning' his wheels whilst the car was stationary on the bump

Friday Street car park and Portland Street Car Park, near McDonalds, have been hot spots for anti-social driving in recent years.

But police are warning that action will be taken against reckless drivers and cars can be seized retrospectively.

What is a section 59 offence?

Vehicles can be seized if the police officer / PCSO reasonably believes that a vehicle is being used in a manner causing, or likely to cause alarm, distress or annoyance to the public, e.g. careless/inconsiderate driving.