Long ears of the law nab noisy hoon driver

Joshua Ladd, 24, of Armstrong Avenue, Warrnambool pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday to a single count of careless driving.

Joshua Ladd, 24, of Armstrong Avenue, Warrnambool pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday to a single count of careless driving.

TWO police officers with good hearing have tracked down a hoon driver so loud he could be heard at the police station. 

Joshua Ladd, 24, of Armstrong Avenue, Warrnambool pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday to a single count of careless driving. 

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Nathan Brown said police could hear Ladd driving around the Warrnambool CBD after they left the front entrance of the Warrnambool police station. 

They circled around the city before they intercepted Ladd on Henna Street. 

“Police saw the wheels of the accused’s car lose traction,” Senior Constable Brown said.

Ladd’s car was impounded on the spot for 30 days and required a $1000 impound fee to be released. 

Magistrate John Lesser fined Ladd $800 and ordered him to undertake a safe driver education course.

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