Viral burnout dad has car impounded

  • 26/09/2016
(Alex Dobson/Facebook)
(Alex Dobson/Facebook)

An Australian dad has had his sports car impounded after encouraging his five-year-old son to do burnouts.

Queenslander Alex Dobson shared a video, which has since gone viral, of his son Riley burning rubber on their driveway.

The video was posted to Facebook with the comment "When your 5 year old says... Dad, can i do a burnout? Sure son, no worries [sic]."

He also added: "Remember, a car addiction stops a drug addiction."

The video didn't just catch the eye of almost four million viewers, but also the Queensland police and child protection services, according to 9 News.

Police have since towed Mr Dobson's "pride and joy" from his Lockyer Valley home.

He says he is now beginning to regret posting the video.