Stack of offences results in heavy punishment for Dalby man
DRUG and alcohol related offences spanning over five weeks has lead to a 17-year-old Dalby man receiving a driving ban, fine, community service and probation for his actions.
Hugh Henry Thomas appeared in Dalby Magistrates Court facing seven charges this week, including drug driving and assaulting a police officer.
The court heard Thomas was twice caught driving whilst having cannabis in his system.
Police prosecutor Senior Constable Jodie Tahana told the court Thomas tested positive for cannabis on July 22 and August 12 in Dalby.
Snr Cons Tahana said on both occasions Thomas admitted to police he had smoked a joint no more than two days prior to driving.
The court heard of more serious offences during an incident in Dalby on August 27.
Thomas was denied entry into the Russell Tavern, Dalby, before allegedly sneaking in.
The court heard Thomas would not leave the pub after being asked to, and police were required to take him home.
Snr Cons Tahana said Thomas was acting “belligerent”, before swearing at officers and pushing one of them.
Thomas was taken to the Dalby Watchhouse where he allegedly inserted his penis through the hatch of the cell door he was placed in, and began to urinate.
Snr Cons Tahana told the court when Thomas was informed this indiscretion would result in him being charged with wilful damage, he replied with, “mad”. Thomas pleaded guilty to all charges.
The pair of drug driving offences resulting in Thomas receiving a $600 fine and a six month driving suspension.
For the other charges, Thomas was ordered to complete 40 hours and one year probation.