Proser­pine Mag­is­trate’s Court

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Petrol theft

Car trou­bles

Dy­lan Casey was charged a to­tal of $700 and a traf­fic con­di­tion was recorded af­ter he pleaded guilty to driv­ing an un­reg­is­tered and unin­sured ve­hi­cle.

Mr Casey was stopped by Whit­sun­day Po­lice on Au­gust 6 at 7.34pm where checks re­vealed the car he was driv­ing was unin­sured and un­reg­is­tered.

The 23-year-old told the court he bought the ve­hi­cle in April and ad­mit­ted he wasn’t sure if it was paid up. He was fined $400 for driv­ing an unin­sured ve­hi­cle and $300 for driv­ing it un­reg­is­tered.

Tay­lor Marie Broom was fined $500 and or­dered to pay resti­tu­tion of $85.17 af­ter fail­ing to pay for fuel from a BP in Con­ingsby, Mackay. The 19year-old lo­cal filled up at the petrol sta­tion on 4.40pm on May 11 and drove off with­out pay­ing.

Af­ter her card was de­nied an at­ten­dant asked her if she had in­ter­net bank­ing and Ms Bloom said she was go­ing to her car to sort out pay­ment but she drove off. Po­lice caught up with her on July 16 and af­ter ini­tially deny­ing the charges she even­tu­ally ad­mit­ted she was guilty. No con­vic­tion was recorded.

Mark Adrian Pol­lard was fined a to­tal of $450 af­ter plead­ing guilty to driv­ing an un­reg­is­tered and unin­sured car with can­celled plates.

The 53-year-old lo­cal man was stopped by po­lice on Ren­wick Rd on Au­gust 5 in a white Mit­subishi ute and was charged with the three of­fences.

He told the court he had just bought the car and was ac­tu­ally driv­ing to the Depart­ment of Trans­port to sort out the car’s in­sur­ance.

Mag­is­trate Ron Muir­head took into ac­count the fact that Mr Pol­lard had an ap­point­ment on the day of the of­fence to reg­is­ter the ve­hi­cle and re­duced his fines to $150 for driv­ing un­reg­is­tered, $200 for driv­ing unin­sured and $100 for the can­celled plated, with a traf­fic con­vic­tion recorded.

Driv­ing while sus­pended

Mark Brian Wil­son pleaded guilty to driv­ing while on a sus­pended li­cence and was dis­qual­i­fied for driv­ing for one month and fined $500.

Mr Wil­son was stopped by Glad­stone Po­lice on 7.45pm on June 28 who in­formed him his li­cense had been sus­pended af­ter he failed to pay off a pre­vi­ous fine.

The 25-year-old said he knew about the out­stand­ing fine but had lost his job and was un­able to make the re­pay­ments.

Mag­is­trate Muir­head said he needs to learn to pay his tick­ets or run the risk of los­ing his li­cense.

Drunk and dis­or­derly

Liam Nor­ris pleaded guilty to three charges af­ter a drunken night out at the Prince of Wales Ho­tel in Proser­pine on Au­gust 7.

Po­lice were called to a dis­tur­bance at the Prince of Wales Ho­tel where the ho­tel’s owner and his wife were try­ing to pre­vent the 22-year-old from re-en­ter­ing af­ter he had been re­fused.

Mr Nor­ris was be­ing abu­sive to other pa­trons and af­ter he was re­moved from the premises he yelled and whis­tled at oth­ers from out­side, try­ing to start an al­ter­ca­tion.

He was fined $300 for be­ing drunk and dis­or­derly in a li­censed premises, $200 for fail­ing to leave a li­censed premises and $200 for try­ing to re-en­ter af­ter be­ing re­fused and con­vic­tions were recorded for all three of­fences.

Drug of­fences

Ash­ley John Hick­man pleaded guilty to the pos­ses­sion of a danger­ous drug and uten­sils in­volved in drug use.

Po­lice at­tended his unit on Aug 3 at 2.45am re­lat­ing to a dis­tur­bance they had been no­ti­fied of.

While search­ing the house for signs of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence Po­lice found and seized a bowl con­tain­ing a small amount of cannabis as well as scis­sors and a pipe.

Po­lice re­turned to serve Mr Hick­man nine days later and af­ter he de­clined his op­por­tu­nity to be in­ter­viewed he was ar­rested and trans­ported to the watch-house.

He was charged $450 and no con­vic­tion was recorded.

False name

Brett Lenny Peter­son was fined a to­tal of $1000 af­ter plead­ing guilty to the pos­ses­sion of a danger­ous drug and giv­ing po­lice a false name.

At 10.10am on Au­gust 8, po­lice at­tended Mr Peter­son’s res­i­dence to ex­e­cute a search war­rant and were given a false name by the de­fen­dant.

While search­ing his place the found an elec­tronic grinder, dig­i­tal scales and an am­mu­ni­tion con­tainer with 159.7g of cannabis in­side it.

Po­lice re­turned on Au­gust 11 and he ad­mit­ted to giv­ing a false name.

Mr Peter­son is cur­rently in­volved in a cus­tody bat­tle and told the court he gave a false name be­cause he thought they were com­ing to take his daugh­ter.

Mag­is­trate Ron Muir­head took into ac­count the fact that he pleaded guilty straight away and had no pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions and charged him $800 for the pos­ses­sion of the drugs and $200 for given a false name. No con­vic­tion was recorded. Drink driver Korean man Young­goun Kim was charged with drink driv­ing af­ter re­turn­ing a read­ing of 0.159 at 4.24am on Au­gust 6.

The 29-year-old tourist was stopped by po­lice af­ter they saw him swerv­ing in and out of lanes in a red Subaru sedan.

Mr Kim doesn’t speak English and was in­ter­viewed by po­lice with an in­ter­preter at the Whit­sun­day sta­tion where he ad­mit­ted to hav­ing a can of Jack Daniels and three Jager­meis­ter shots be­fore get­ting it into the car and driv­ing him­self and three pas­sen­gers home. He was fined $1200 for drink driv­ing in the high range, dis­qual­i­fied for driv­ing for 10 months and was placed on a good be­hav­iour bond.

A con­vic­tion was recorded.

Knife ar­rest

Matthew Bryce Peter­son pleaded guilty to the pos­ses­sion of a knife in a pub­lic place.

The 23-year-old rig­ger from Glad­stone was in­volved in an al­ter­ca­tion at the Boathouse Apart­ments on May 11, and was stopped by po­lice as he left the scene in his car.

He ad­mit­ted to po­lice he had a 15cm hunt­ing knife in the car that he keeps for pro­tec­tion. He was fined $300 and had to for­feit the knife to po­lice. No con­vic­tion was recorded.

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