Salim Mehajer convicted, fined for burnout in white Ferrari

Salim Mehajer was again in court docket on Monday after he was noticed by police ripping a burnout in his luxurious $300,000 Ferrari.

Mehajer was seen dashing away from site visitors lights in Rozelle, in Sydney’s inside west, at 10.46pm on April 26, along with his luxurious $300,000 car drifting throughout a lane of site visitors as its wheels spun out.

Cops who had been stopped on the identical intersection on The Crescent estimated the automotive to be transferring at as much as 100km/h in a 70 zone, based on court docket paperwork.

Salim Mehajer driving in his Ferrari.
Digicam IconSalim Mehajer driving in his Ferrari. Credit score: Provided

The cops pulled over the now 34-year-old and issued him with $1000 in fines for two offences; working a car to trigger the driving wheels to endure sustained lack of traction and exceeding the pace restrict by as much as 20km/h.

He took the fines to court docket however on Monday entered pleas of responsible earlier than Central Native Court docket.

Justice of the Peace Clare Farnan upheld the punishment, and convicted him of each expenses.

Mehajer appeared earlier than the court docket through video hyperlink as he has since been locked up on remand for unrelated issues.

Now 34, he was caught driving at speed through Sydney’s inner west last year.
Digicam IconNow 34, he was caught driving at pace via Sydney’s inside west final yr. Credit score: Information Corp Australia, NCA NewsWire/Bianca De Marchi

Paperwork earlier than the court docket state Mehajer’s Ferrari was noticed to “harshly speed up” towards the Anzac Bridge close to James Craig Highway earlier than sliding sideways into the following lane.

“The driving force has continued to harshly speed up which has sustained the lack of traction with the roadway for a brief time period,” the assertion learn.

“As soon as the rear wheels of the white Ferrari regained traction the driving force has continued to harshly speed up.

“I estimated the pace of the white Ferrari to be not more than 100km/h, however a minimum of 90km/h in the signal posted 70km/h zone.”

Salim Mehajer took the matter to court.
Digicam IconSalim Mehajer took the matter to court docket. Credit score: Provided
He remains in custody for other matters.
Digicam IconHe stays in custody for different issues. Credit score: Information Corp Australia, NCA NewsWire/Joel Carrett

When stopped the previous Auburn deputy mayor informed police he was driving shortly as a result of “I used to be attempting to get away from these guys”, the court docket heard.

The incident got here amid Sydney’s coronavirus lockdown and Mehajer was additionally requested his motive for being out of house.

Mehajer replied that he was returning house to his former Vaucluse property after spending the day working at his Lidcombe workplace.

In court docket this week he was fined $700 for inflicting his car to lose traction and $300 for the dashing offence.

Mehajer was in 2015 ordered to pay $1.7 million in a civil case after two girls had been significantly injured when he crashed a black Ferrari on The Boulevard in Lidcombe.

The ladies, who suffered severe leg and pelvis accidents, sued him in the District Court docket over the 2012 crash.