Proserpine Magistrate’s Court
Work licence granted
James Patrick Conway applied for a restricted licence after pleading guilty to a drink-driving charge.
On May 31, Conway was driving a white utility on Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, when he was directed to enter a static RBT site.
He admitted consuming two beers at lunchtime and one Crown lager with dinner. His BAC reading was .113.
The 48-year-old Conway Beach resident was fined $700 and disqualified from driving for 10 months.
Police prosecutor Elizabeth Cassells opposed his application for a work licence saying this was his third drinkdriving offence.
She noted the previous offences were “quite dated” but pointed out that Conway’s reading was more than twice the legal alcohol limit.
Magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist accepted this was “a valid concern” but he chose to grant an HR-class licence for work purposes only.
Stephen James Fowler said he was deeply regretful for the actions which led to a charge of being drunk or disorderly in a licensed place.
At 8.45pm in early June, police attended Proserpine’s Prince of Wales Hotel and arrested a woman inside the bar.
Fowler, who was beside the woman, allegedly became disorderly and was warned not to obstruct police. The 39year-old was described as quite intoxicated at the time. He was fined $330 and a conviction was recorded for the offence.
Making an illegal u-turn on June 8 caused Kane Robert Higgins to come to the attention of police.
At 9.05am Higgins was driving a red Ford Falcon on Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale, when he made the manoeuvre in direct contravention of a ‘No U-turn’ sign.
When intercepted on Beach Road, Higgins was unable to produce a driver’s licence. Checks revealed he was SPER-suspended, which he admitted he knew.
The 19-year-old Woodwark resident was fined $440 and disqualified from driving for six months.
Over the limit
A Provisional licence holder who drove after drinking alcohol was fined $220 and disqualified from driving for three months. Kim Nikolai Hodson was seen driving a gold Holden sedan in Cannonvale, at 9pm on June 1.
The 22-year-old local resident admitted consuming a 375ml over-proof Jim Beam pre-mix drink prior to driving. His BAC reading was .024.
He was fined $220 and disqualified from driving for three months.
Jerome Shane Paul Jones admitted he’d “stuffed up” by contravening a protection order and possessing drug-related utensils.
At 10.15am on May 19, police attended a Proserpine address after receiving 000 calls resulting from an argument between Jones and the aggrieved. A plastic water pipe and electric grinder were seen at the dwelling, which Jones admitted were his.
The 23-year-old apprentice electrician was placed on probation for 12 months.
A quiet smoke
Zachary Anthony Kelly and Kye Wil- liam Sales both pleaded guilty to six counts of possessing drug-related utensils and one count of possessing dangerous drugs.
At 10.45pm on June 5, police received information regarding a suspicious vehicle and the possible stealing of building materials at a location in Cannonvale.
Kelly and Sales were found at the scene with a white Holden Commodore sedan. Police searched the vehicle, finding a small amount of cannabis, a water pipe and various other utensils.
Defence solicitor David Ritchie said the men were not out to steal anything and were just having “a quiet smoke”.
Sales, who lives locally, was placed on a $400 good behaviour bond for four months, conditional upon attending a drug-diversion course on July 2. Kelly, from New South Wales, was issued with a $330 fine.
Amanda Gayle Kite pleaded guilty to two counts of driving without a licence and one of contravening a police requirement.
At 2.40am on May 23, Kite was caught driving a white Holden sedan on Wellington Street, Mackay. Checks revealed her licence was demerit-point-suspended from May 2-August 1.
At 11.30am on May 30, Kite was again seen driving the same vehicle on Sydney Street, Mackay.
For each of the offences she was issued with a $220 fine and also disqualified from driving for a total of six months.
Liam Jon Lawler was fined $440 and disqualified from driving for three months after pleading guilty to a drinkdriving charge.
The 23-year-old was seen driving a white Kia van on Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, at 12.50am on May 24.
He admitted drinking beer and spirits prior to driving, from 8pm until about midnight. His BAC reading was .091.
Timothy Carl Mason pleaded guilty to driving while over the no alcohol limit that applied to him.
The Provisional licence holder was seen driving a grey Ford Falcon sedan on Taylor Street, Proserpine, on May 30 at 5.30pm.
He admitted consuming four or five pots of Tooheys beer. His BAC reading was .039. The 24-year-old, from Cannonvale, was fined $330 and disqualified from driving for three months.
Ben John Norton said he realised the actions that led to a public nuisance charge were “very stupid”.
At 12.30am on June 30, police attended Paddy’s Shenanigans in Airlie Beach, where Norton was found wrestling with security staff on the footpath. Security and management said the Mackay resident had been evicted after causing a disturbance inside the bar.
He was fined $550 but no conviction was recorded for the offence.
Fined and disqualified
Gregory Allan Schiesser pleaded guilty to a drink-driving charge. At 8.30pm on June 21, police noticed a red vehicle turning into Jubilee Pocket Road. The driver, Schiesser, admitted drinking wine that night but was unable to say how much. He was breathalysed and blew .129. He was fined $600 and disqualified from driving for five months.