The Rockhampton hoon with seven pages of traffic history

SHANE David Kenneth Pearsall isn't "getting the message" when it comes to hooning.

Rockhampton Magistrate Cameron Press told the 24-year-old he had an appalling traffic history when he faced court on Wednesday.

"You have ticked up a seven-page traffic history; you don't seem to understand that you have an issue," Mr Press said.

On May 26 police were doing patrols in Gracemere when they noticed smoke on a nearby road and heard tyres screeching.

Pearsall (pictured) was behind the wheel of the vehicle on Halfpenny Rd, while one of his friends was filming the incident on a mobile phone.

Pearsall was also told to report to the Rockhampton watch house to give his particulars, but failed to turn up and was further charged with contravening an order.

He represented himself in court, but did not impress Mr Press when he decided to chew gum in the court room.

Mr Press stopped proceedings and demanded Pearsall leave the court and dispose of the gum.

"Are you chewing gum in my court room... get out and get rid of it," he said.

When Mr Press asked Pearsall if he had anything to say in court, Mr Pearsall stated he had a three-year-old child he was the main carer for.

Mr Press quickly dismissed Pearsall's comments, as he stated Pearsall had been offending since his child had been born.

Mr Press told the court this was about the fourth time Pearsall was before the court for excessive noise in a motor vehicle.

In total, Pearsall was fined $1300 and disqualified from driving for nine months.

HOONING PENALTIES

Driving in a way that makes unnecessary noise or smoke carries a maximum fine of $2277

The most serious offences carry a maximum fine of $4554 or six months' jail

The vehicle involved may be impounded or immobilised

You do not have to be the vehicle's owner for it to be impounded

You can report hoons by calling the Hoon Hotline on 13HOON (13 4666)


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