A NSW man will spend up to three months without his vehicle after allegedly being caught doing a burnout in front of the police station in Belconnen.

About 7.25pm on Tuesday police on a routine patrol spotted the 31-year-old in a white Holden SS Crewman ute.

He allegedly turned from Market Street on to Belconnen Way, adjacent to the Belconnen Police Station, and then did a burnout, leaving behind a large plume of blue and white smoke from the tyres.

Police caught up with the alleged offender in Solly Place, and seized his vehicle. For a first offence, police can keep the offending car for up to 90 days; for a second offence the vehicle can be kept indefinitely if ordered by the court.

The NSW man will be summonsed to face the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

Officer-in-charge of Belconnen Police Station, Sergeant Matt Corbitt said seizing the vehicle sends a clear message to drivers as police continue to target dangerous driving.

“Our primary responsibility is the safety of everyone in Canberra. If people choose to break the law then they should be prepared to wear the consequences,” he said.