8 Feb 2009

Few at "responsible" boy racer event

6:32 am on 8 February 2009

Fewer than 10 cars turned up to a meeting of boyracers in Christchurch on Saturday night, which was meant to be a protest against a recent police crackdown.

It was the third night in a row that the Boyracers United group had intended to hold a big gathering to show the police that car enthusiasts can meet and behave responsibly.

Organiser,Tim Cummings says the turnout was disappointing and they will attempt to get a larger gathering will be made at another time.

Police say there was significantly less boyracer activity around the city this weekend.

A teenager accused of throwing a bottle that struck a police sergeant in an ambush by boy racers last Friday night appeared in the Christchurch District Court on Friday.

The accused, 17, faces charges of unlawful assembly and assault with a weapon on 31 January. He was remanded in custody until Monday, 9 February.