A young mother has been charged after she was allegedly caught red-handed by police performing burnouts in a shopping centre car park with her 10-month-old baby in the car.
The incident happened in Sydney’s southwest on Friday night.
It was around 10.50pm when police say officers spotted the 23-year-old woman performing a “large burnout” in an illegally modified Holden Calais.
Officers stopped the car and, while speaking to the driver, noticed a 10-month-old baby in the backseat.
The woman, who was found to hold a P2 licence, was issued a Field Court Attendance notice for the offence of aggravated burnout and is due to appear in Livepool Local Court on Wednesday, 17 July.
The woman was also fined $561 for driving a prohibited vehicle, $263 for not displaying P-plates, and $112 for not carrying her licence, which was also suspended.
“I just happened to go over a speed hump and put my foot down, I wasn’t doing a big burnout, I know I stuffed up,” she told Nine News.
Her partner also offered an apology adding what they did was “stupid”.
“We could have hurt or even killed somebody, but you know… We are very, very sorry and we want every young person out there to just take care on the road,” he said.
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