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Young hoons charged after tearing up Bruny Island beach over Easter weekend

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Cloudy Bay Beach after hoons drove on the sand. Image / Tasmania Police

Two young men have been slapped with a string of charges after a beach on Bruny Island was torn up by their 4WD vehicles over the Easter long weekend.

Police responded to reports of a 4WD rollover at Cloudy Bay Beach on South Bruny on Sunday, where they discovered “a number” of 4WD vehicles engaged in “dangerous driving behaviour”.


Although no injuries were reported from the rollover, the vehicle involved sustained significant damage.

A 19-year-old male from Margate and a 22-year-old male from Cradoc were both charged with hooning and environmental offences over the incident.

A Tasmania Police car on a beach. Image / Pulse (Comp)

Authorities slammed the reckless stunt and said the remote nature of the Bruny area creates “further risks” to emergency responders and people who may be injured.

“This dangerous driving behaviour clearly places the occupants of the vehicle, bystanders and the environment at risk,” police said.

Cloudy Bay Beach. Image / Supplied

“Motorists are reminded that Cloudy Bay Beach is clearly signed allowing vehicles only to drive at low tide, in the wet sand and for the purpose of accessing campgrounds and launching boats at Cloudy Corner.”

The charges come alongside ten speeding tickets that were issued to other drivers on the island over the weekend, one youth caution notice for using a controlled plant, three defect notices and two liquor infringement notices.


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