It took an Auckland driver just 15 minutes to lose their car for a second time after it had been impounded for doing burnouts.

The vehicle was first impounded on January 5 after Police were made aware of a “large group of vehicles” congregated at the intersection of Maketu and Quarry roads in Ramarama.

Counties Manukau South Senior Sergeant MJ Riddle said one vehicle was spotted doing burnouts and “accelerating heavily while turning left and right”.

The vehicle was impounded for 28 days.

After picking up their car on Friday, it took the driver just 15 minutes to lose it again after performing a “large burnout snaking onto the incorrect side of the road”.

“A member of the public contacted police after witnessing the burnout from Carr St into Bollard Rd,” Riddle said.

“Police obtained great footage of the offending and the vehicle, which was located a short time later on George St.”

The vehicle was once again impounded for 28 days.