POLICE in the Chinderah area early on Wednesday morning were in the right place at the right time when officers came upon two vehicles that had been doing burnouts.
According to police, one vehicle had "oil on the front tyre and rim, another had fresh rubber marks inside the rear wheel arch," the tell-tale signs of cars that have done burnouts.
The drivers of the two cars admitted to doing burnouts. A third driver had a licence that was suspended for non-payment of fines.
Street racing legislation amended in 1996 states that drivers that do burnouts face a maximum penalty of 5 penalty units.
Street racing and burnouts are defined as operating a vehicle, "in such a manner as to cause the vehicle to undergo sustained loss of traction."
The cars may be kept by police until the offence has been dealt with by the courts.
"A vehicle is automatically liable to impounding for three months for a first offence and for a second or subsequent offence, the vehicle is liable to forfeiture to the Crown," police said on Facebook.