Proser­pine Mag­is­trate’s Court

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Wrong choice

Dean ad­mit­ted own­er­ship of two acid tabs found in­side a grey bag in the lounge area and .4g of methy­lam­phetamine.

He told po­lice he used the drugs for par­ty­ing.

Duty lawyer Sher­rie Meade said peer pres­sure was a con­tribut­ing fac­tor on both counts.

Both men were placed on $400, four-month good be­hav­iour bonds, con­di­tional upon at­tend­ing a drug­di­ver­sion ses­sion on Au­gust 12.

Un­reg­is­tered and unin­sured

Kyle John Hol­croft-Wil­liams was fined $660 af­ter plead­ing guilty to driv­ing a ve­hi­cle that was un­reg­is­tered and unin­sured.

The 26-year-old lo­cal res­i­dent was seen get­ting into driver’s seat of a green Ford Fal­con on Mill Street, Proser­pine, at 7.20pm on July 17.

Checks re­vealed the Fal­con’s Vic­to­rian regis­tra­tion had ex­pired in De­cem­ber 2012 and it was also unin­sured.

Jeff Clin­ton Jenkin pleaded guilty to charges of tres­pass­ing and com­mit­ting a pub­lic nui­sance of­fence.

At about 5pm on June 25, Jenkin was seen rid­ing a mo­tor­cy­cle into the Trav­eller’s Rest Car­a­van Park at Midge Point.

The 24-year-old al­legedly yelled at the oc­cu­pants of a van and was told to leave.

On July 1, po­lice at­tended his Blooms­bury ad­dress. He told them he had driven into the park to look for his dog and didn’t know he was tres­pass­ing.

He was fined $440 but no con­vic­tions were recorded on ei­ther count.

Duty lawyer Sher­rie Meade said Quintin James Moore was a hard­work­ing young man who un­for­tu­nately made a “wrong choice” when it came to drugs.

The 23-year-old New Zealan­der pleaded guilty to charges of pos­sess­ing danger­ous drugs and drug-re­lated uten­sils.

At 1pm on July 17, Moore was driv­ing a white Holden Com­modore sedan on the Bruce High­way when he was in­ter­cepted by po­lice.

His ve­hi­cle was searched with po­lice find­ing .2g of a white sub­stance found to be am­phet­a­mines, 3g of cannabis and a brass pipe.

Moore was placed on a good be­hav­iour bond of $400 for four months, con­di­tional upon at­tend­ing a drug diver­sion course on Au­gust 8.

Fail­ure to re­port

Matthew Luke Ne­spoli ar­rived at court in po­lice cus­tody charged with breach­ing a con­di­tion of his bail.

The court heard that be­tween July 30 and Au­gust 3, Ne­spoli failed to re­port at the Whit­sun­day Po­lice Sta­tion as per the con­di­tions of his bail.

The 21-year-old was fined $330 and a con­vic­tion was recorded for the of­fence.

Over the limit

Brett Al­lan No­ble was fined $990 and dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for nine months af­ter plead­ing guilty to a drink-driv­ing of­fence.

At 7.45pm on July 19, No­ble was seen driv­ing away from the Ju­bilee Tav­ern in a ma­roon Holden Com­modore.

Po­lice pulled him over on Her­mitage Drive, where he was breathal­ysed, re­turn­ing a read­ing of .168. The 42-year-old Wood­wark res­i­dent ad­mit­ted drink­ing be­tween five and seven beers from about 5.30pm.

Ex­pen­sive night

July 9 proved to be an ex­pen­sive night for Con­rad Charles RossSmith.

At 7.45pm po­lice were called to the Air­lie Es­planade where Ross-Smith was re­strained on the ground by mem­bers of the pub­lic.

The court heard he had been drink­ing at ‘Salt’ and started to smoke in an in­ap­pro­pri­ate area.

He was asked to leave but al­legedly re­turned and as­saulted two men.

The 43-year-old was also ac­cused of punch­ing a show­case and two model ships on the counter val­ued at $200 and $800 each.

Duty lawyer Sherie Meade said Ross-Smith claimed it was the ag­gres­sive man­ner in which he was asked to leave that caused the mat­ter to es­ca­late.

Ross-Smith was ini­tially due to ap­pear in court on July 29 but he failed to show up on this date.

For the fail­ure to ap­pear, he was fined $220.

For the charges of pub­lic nui­sance and wil­ful dam­age he re­ceived a fur­ther $550 fine. He was also or­dered to pay $1000 in resti­tu­tion costs.

Zero limit

A pro­ba­tion­ary li­cence-holder who was caught driv­ing with a BAC read­ing of .039 pleaded guilty to driv­ing above the zero limit that ap­plied to her.

Karen Anne Sadler was in­ter­cepted on the cor­ner of Shute Har­bour Road and Manooka Drive at 11pm on July 11.

The 46-year-old mother-of-two ad­mit­ted drink­ing two “lar­gish” glasses of white wine from 1-2pm.

She said she knew about the zero limit but thought she would be fine to drive, given the amount of time that had passed.

She was fined $400 and dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for four months.

Money dif­fi­cul­ties

Brandt Jar­rod Shar­man pleaded guilty to three counts of steal­ing and one of driv­ing while his li­cence was demerit-point-sus­pended.

On May 27 at 1.30pm, Shar­man vis­ited the Whit­sun­day Tel­stra store and re­moved an iPhone 5 that was se­cured by an anti-theft tether.

On June 11 at about 5pm, he filled his Holden Com­modore with fuel at the Canelands Wool­worths ser­vice sta­tion.

He then drove off with­out pay­ing the $104.96 cost.

On June 14 at 2pm, he re­peated this ex­er­cise at the same lo­ca­tion and with the same amount of fuel.

On June 19, Shar­man was caught driv­ing his car on Nebo Road, Mackay.

Checks re­vealed his li­cence was demerit-point-sus­pended on April 24.

Duty lawyer Sher­rie Meade said Shar­man was ex­pe­ri­enc­ing money dif­fi­cul­ties at the time.

She said the 23-year-old fa­ther-oftwo sold the phone to raise money for his fam­ily. She said he was not a young man who typ­i­cally came be­fore the court for th­ese type of of­fences.

Shar­man was fined $880 for steal­ing and $220 for the un­li­censed driv­ing of­fence. He was also dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for six months and or­dered to pay resti­tu­tion for two $104.96 amounts of fuel and $799 for the Ap­ple iPhone.

Un­der the mi­cro­scope

Michael John Tyler was warned he was “un­der the mi­cro­scope” af­ter plead­ing guilty to two counts of con­tra­ven­ing a pro­ba­tion or­der.

Tyler was sen­tenced to two years pro­ba­tion in Oc­to­ber 2012.

The court heard the breaches were through re-of­fend­ing and con­duct-based non-com­pli­ance.

Af­ter hear­ing sub­mis­sions from both the com­mu­nity cor­rec­tions of­fi­cer and Tyler’s de­fence lawyer, mag­is­trate Haydn St­jern­qvist de­cided not to re­voke the pro­ba­tion or­der and re­sen­tence Tyler for his orig­i­nal crimes.

In­stead, he im­posed one $660 fine.

Stupid mis­take

Me­gan Ann Walker said driv­ing while over the mid­dle al­co­hol limit was a “stupid mis­take”.

On July 20 at 2.03am, the 42-yearold, from Kelsey Creek, was caught driv­ing a white Holden on Faust Street, Proser­pine.

She ad­mit­ted drink­ing be­tween eight and 12 XXXX Sum­mer beers be­tween 7pm and 1.40am, re­turn­ing a BAC read­ing of .143.

She was fined $770 and dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for seven months.

Or­der breached

Steven David Web­ster pleaded guilty to con­tra­ven­ing a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence or­der, made in the Proser­pine Mag­is­trate’s Court on May 10. At 4pm on July 22, Web­ster was found in con­tra­ven­tion of the no con­tact pro­vi­sion of the or­der.

The 36-year-old was fined $330 but no con­vic­tion was recorded for the of­fence.

Un­li­censed driver

Alexan­der James Wordsworth was fined $220 af­ter plead­ing guilty to driv­ing with­out a li­cence.

The 26-year-old was caught driv­ing a white Mazda on Shute Har­bour Road, Cannonvale at 12.45pm on July 13. His Tas­ma­nian li­cence had ex­pired.

Ve­hi­cle mat­ters

Cody Alan Wright pleaded guilty to charges of driv­ing a ve­hi­cle that was un­reg­is­tered and unin­sured. The 20-year-old lo­cal res­i­dent was di­rected to en­ter a static RBT site on Shute Har­bour Road, Cannonvale at 8.50am on July 20.

The regis­tra­tion on his white Holden util­ity was found to have ex­pired on June 15.

It was also unin­sured. He was fined $550.

Drugs found

Kirk Wil­liam Yule was fined $550 af­ter plead­ing guilty to pos­sess­ing danger­ous drugs.

At 9.45pm on July 18, Yule was in­ter­cepted for a ran­dom breath test on Shute Har­bour Road, Cannonvale.

Al­though the breath test was neg­a­tive, po­lice no­ticed his pupils were dilated, his eyes were glassy and he ap­peared vague. A search re­vealed a small quan­tity of cannabis in bud form, loose in the car’s cen­tre con­sole. The 29-year-old, from Ju­bilee Pocket, ad­mit­ted the drugs were his.

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