Councillor in court for disorderly behaviour
A Karratha councillor appeared in court yesterday on a charge of disorderly behaviour.
City of Karratha councillor Robin Klaas Vandenberg appeared in Karratha Magistrate’s Court accused of disorderly behaviour in public under the Criminal Code for an alleged incident on February 26.
Mr Vandenberg did not enter a plea but indicated he intended to plead guilty. He sought a onemonth adjournment to receive legal advice from his Perth-based lawyer over worries he could end up with a criminal record.
However, Magistrate Robert Young said he was prepared to grant Mr Vandenberg a spent conviction for the charge as he had no prior record.
Police prosecutor John Hart said he would be unopposed to a spent conviction.
Mr Vandenberg will re-appear in the magistrate’s court in several weeks’ time.
As well as serving on the council, Mr Vandenberg is also the National Party Karratha branch president, vice-president of the KDCCI executive board, and a member of a number of other local boards and club committees.