An alleged drink driver caught doing burnouts in a car park in Adelaide’s CBD has had his car impounded and will face court, police say.

Key points:

  • After hearing burnouts, police stopped a driver as he was leaving the car park
  • The multi-storey car park is located directly above the Hindley Street police station
  • A 42-year-old Paralowie man will face court accused of misusing a motor vehicle

SA Police said officers in Hindley Street heard the car driving erratically “directly above the Hindley Street Police Station” about 2:30am.

“Patrols went to investigate and saw a large amount smoke and the smell of burnt rubber inside the car park,” police said.

The police station is part of a complex which includes a multi-storey car park.

A green Holden Commodore was stopped as it was leaving the building, with police speaking to the driver.

A multi-storey car park is directly above the Hindley Street police station.(Google Maps)

A 42-year-old man from Paralowie in Adelaide’s northern suburbs was breath-tested and he allegedly returned a reading of 0.120, more than twice the legal limit.

His licence was suspended for six months on the spot. His car will be impounded for 28 days.

He was also reported for misusing a motor vehicle and drink driving.

The man will face Adelaide Magistrates Court at a later date.