Hooning dad in court
A YOUNG father caught hooning with his two-year-old child in the car will work off the debt incurred by his reckless behaviour.
Travis Raymond Scheibel fronted Warwick Magistrates Court this week and pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention.
On the morning of May 20, an unmarked police car observed Scheibel hooning on Wood St.
The court heard Scheibel's black Holden sedan revved excessively, before flipping around in a 180-degree manoeuvre and facing back in the direction from which it came.
The 26-year-old again revved his engine, causing his wheels to spin.
The car was impounded for 48 hours following the incident.
Defence solicitor Phillip Crook told the court his client had just got the car and had not adjusted to its V8 engine and heavy pedals, resulting in his bad driving.
Mr Crook asked the court to take into consideration the fact that his client was dependent on his licence, as he needed it to get his child to day care each day.
Magistrate Graham Lee noted the Cottonvale man's "bad" traffic history and ordered him to complete 25 hours community service.