Teen pepper sprayed, drivers stung with eye-watering fines after Aussie 'hoon' gathering

Police are expected to issue more than $240,000 in fines.
Police are expected to issue more than $240,000 in fines. Photo credit: File

A Melbourne boy racer gathering led to police pepper spraying a 17-year-old and over 300 people copping fines.

$240,000 in fines are likely to be issued to those who were performing illegal activities in several areas of the city on Monday night, AAP reports.

According to the Victoria police website, "hoon laws" give police the power to impound, immobilise or permanently confiscate vehicles driven by people in a dangerous manner.

Police said about 300 would be issued infringement notices in the coming days. Going to a boy racer event in the state of Victoria can lead to an $800 fine, AAP reports.

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