IN COURT

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CHILDERS Mag­is­trates Court was back in ses­sion for the first time this year. With early guilty pleas the court found the fol­low­ing peo­ple guilty of all charges, re­sult­ing in recorded con­vic­tions in a Queens­land court, nu­mer­ous fines and dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion of driver’s li­cences. Fail­ing to pay fines may re­sult in fur­ther fines or pos­si­ble im­pris­on­ment. Ar­range­ments can be made to pay off fines. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion phone 1300 365 635.

Drink driv­ers

Richard Dou­glas Hobbs was caught drink driv­ing over the gen­eral limit; the anal­y­sis recorded a read­ing of 0.074. Mr Hobbs was driv­ing with a United King­dom li­cence. His li­cence was dis­qual­i­fied for four months and he was fined $450.

Ja­son Peter Scot­ney was caught drink driv­ing the morn­ing af­ter a Christ­mas party last year; the anal­y­sis recorded a read­ing of .162. Mr Scot­ney had a prior con­vic­tion dated 2006 for a read­ing of .185. With his early plea of guilty, the court found him guilty, re­sult­ing in 14 months dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion of li­cence and a $1200 fine.

Saliva drug test

Jenny-Marie Cut­ting tested pos­i­tive to a ran­dom road­side drug test, con­ducted by po­lice. The test re­sulted in Tetrahy­dro­cannabi­nol be­ing de­tected in the saliva swab. Miss Cut­ting made an early plea of guilty, re­sult­ing in six months dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion of driver’s li­cence and a fine of $900.

Craig Pa­trick Mortensen tested pos­i­tive to a drug test con­ducted by po­lice. The test re­sulted in metham­phetamine be­ing de­tected in the saliva swab. Mr Mortensen made an early plea of guilty, re­sult­ing in six months dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion of driver’s li­cence and a fine of $900.

An­thony Gavin Tat­nell tested pos­i­tive to a drug test. The test re­sulted in THC be­ing de­tected in the saliva swab. Mr Tat­nell made an early guilty plea and had his driver’s li­cence dis­qual­i­fied for six months and was fined $900.

Driv­ing with­out a li­cence

An­thony John Martin was caught driv­ing with a dis­qual­i­fied li­cence. Mr Martin’s li­cence was dis­qual­i­fied two weeks prior for three months. As a re­sult, his driver’s li­cence was dis­qual­i­fied for two years and he was fined $1200.

Carla Jane Otto was caught driv­ing in Queens­land with an ex­pired NSW li­cence. With her long his­tory of driv­ing of­fences the court dis­qual­i­fied Miss Otto from driv­ing for six months and fined her $750.

Dam­ages and ob­struc­tion

Brett John Baker stood be­fore the court and with an early plea of guilty to two counts of be­ing a pub­lic nui­sance and caus­ing wil­ful dam­age. The court found him guilty on both ac­counts and Mr Baker was fined $1550 in to­tal.

Faye Marie Belcher stood be­fore the mag­is­trate charged with two counts of ob­struct­ing po­lice and fail­ing to fol­low an of­fi­cer’s in­struc­tion. The in­ci­dent re­sulted in Miss Belcher be­ing hand­cuffed by po­lice of­fi­cers the night of the al­leged of­fence. Miss Belcher made a plea of guilty; she was found guilty by the court and fined $900 in to­tal.

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