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Cops target rich, drunk golf buggy hoons

Senior Constable Kristyn Smith is part of the crackdown cops. Picture Mike Batterham
Senior Constable Kristyn Smith is part of the crackdown cops. Picture Mike Batterham

POLICE are going off-road in hotted up all-terrain vehicles to chase down drunk or unlicensed golf buggy drivers in affluent gated estates.

In a change to traditional patrols, cops are using the modified quad bikes to nab illegal drivers as they travel on pathways between their luxury homes, shops and pubs.

The ATV vehicles were pitted against golf buggy drivers for the first time at Hope Island last week - and more will be considered around other wealthy gated communities.

Last Thursday's six-hour sting between the Marina Shopping Village and the gated Links Hope Island resort netted at least five infringement notices, including driving while disqualified, unlicensed and unregistered, ​drink driving, in possession of drugs, and mobile phone usage.

S​enior Constable Alan Wilkie ​said ​the bikes could access areas ​police cars couldn't.

More on this at Gold Coast Bulletin

Topics:  drunk golf buggy hoons

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