Police issued 19 fines at the Texas races.
Police issued 19 fines at the Texas races.

Teen fined for faking an identity

UNDERAGE revellers are reminded carrying fake identity documents or impersonating an older person while at licenced venue can carry hefty fines.

A minor falsely represented themselves as over 18 and received a $400 fine at the Texas races between December 6-8.

The infringement notice was one of 19 fines issued at the event.

Seven related to liquor offences including a $667 fine for resisting an eviction when required to leave licensed premises.

Twelve infringement notices were issued for speeding.

Six racegoers were caught driving a vehicle while a prohibited substance present in their system, two were caught allegedly driving vehicles over the legal alcohol limit, two were booked for allegedly driving while unlicensed and one person for allegedly driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

Two people were in possession of drug utensils used in connection with dangerous drugs.

Police conducted more than 80 drugged-driving tests and 370 roadside breath tests.

Despite the raft of fines Texas Senior Sergeant Greg Finucane praised the racegoers' behaviour.

"The large crowd was very well behaved," he said.

"Police would like to thank the organisers, community and patrons for a good event with minimal incidents."



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