Proserpine Magistrate’s Court
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.
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.
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.
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.