Proser­pine Mag­is­trate’s Court

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treated for nine bro­ken ribs, a col­lapsed lung, two bro­ken teeth, chipped ver­te­brae and dam­aged nerves. Mag­is­trate Ha­dyn St­jern­qvist said it was a sig­nif­i­cant case of driv­ing with­out due care and at­ten­tion.

He said he would take into ac­count the fact that Hin­schen had com­pleted a de­fen­sive driv­ing course in Mackay. The 20year-old Mt Ju­lian lo­cal was con­victed and fined $660 and dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for one month.

Drug charges

Dar­ren Love­lock was fined $770 af­ter plead­ing guilty to pos­sess­ing dan­ger­ous drugs, pos­sess­ing uten­sils and pipes for use and uten­sils that had been used. Po­lice at­tended a Can­non Val­ley res­i­dence to ex­e­cute a war­rant at 10.13am in Septem­ber. Po­lice found a clip seal bag con­tain­ing 3.2g of cannabis and plas­tic bag con­tain­ing 28 cannabis seeds. Po­lice also lo­cated an elec­tric grinder, a set of elec­tric scales and a home­made wa­ter pipe that had been used. Love­lock ad­mit­ted to own­ing the cannabis which he used to help him sleep and pre­vent the pain in his back. The 33-year-old elec­tri­cian was not con­victed and the prop­erty for­feited for de­struc­tion.

Li­cence sus­pended

James Leslie Hin­schen ad­mit­ted to driv­ing with a sper-sus­pended li­cence when he was stopped by po­lice on Main Street, Proser­pine at 8pm on Septem­ber 18. The 21-yearold Kelsey Creek res­i­dent was con­victed and fined $330 and was dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for three months.

Caught speed­ing

El­iz­a­beth Mills pleaded guilty in writ­ing to dis­obey­ing the speed limit while driv­ing an unin­sured and un­reg­is­tered ve­hi­cle. On Oc­to­ber 2 at 7.24am, Mills was driv­ing a white Toy­ota mini bus on Shute Har­bour Road in Can­non­vale trav­el­ling at 76km in a 60km zone when she was stopped by po­lice. The mini bus reg­is­tra­tion had ex­pired on Au­gust 26 and as a re­sult was unin­sured. She was fined $220 for speed­ing and fined $550 for driv­ing un­reg­is­tered and unin­sured.

Pub­lic nui­sance

Leslie Arthur Reumer pleaded guilty in writ­ing to com­mit­ting a pub­lic nui­sance of­fence at Abell Point Ma­rina on Septem­ber 22. Prose­cu­tor El­iz­a­beth Cas­sells said the man had threat­ened to bash the owner of a ves­sel moored in the ma­rina and had dis­played vi­o­lent be­hav­iour. The 53-year-old man was fined $440 and no con­vic­tion was recorded.

Fail­ing to pay

Damian Fran­cis Shiel was fined $330 af­ter plead­ing guilty to leav­ing a ho­tel or busi­ness with­out pay­ment. On Septem­ber 30 at 10.59am, Shiel drove into the BP Ser­vice Sta­tion in Can­non­vale to fill his car with $80 of pre­mium fuel. He then at­tempted to make pay­ment but his card was de­clined. Po­lice at­tended the ser­vice sta­tion at 12.30pm and man­age­ment ex­plained it was com­pany pol­icy that they could not en­ter into a civil agree­ment to or­gan­ise pay­ment of goods and Shiel was is­sued with a no­tice to ap­pear. Shiel paid for the fuel in full on Oc­to­ber 8. No con­vic­tion was recorded.

Low read­ing

A man who blew 0.055 was con­victed and fined $330 and dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for one month af­ter plead­ing guilty to drink driv­ing. John Shane Tan­ner was driv­ing a white Kia hatch­back on Shute Har­bour Road when he was stopped by po­lice at 6.30pm on Oc­to­ber 2. The 42-year-old said he had con­sumed three Pure Blonde beers be­tween 3.30pm and 6.30pm. He said he con­sumed “one beer to many” and felt re­gret for driv­ing.

Move on

Jon Michael Jensen pleaded guilty in writ­ing to con­tra­ven­ing the di­rec­tion of po­lice. On Septem­ber 28, po­lice were con­duct­ing foot pa­trols of the Air­lie Beach precinct when they saw Jensen be­ing evicted from Mag­nums at 11.35pm. As he re­fused to leave the venue po­lice gave him a move on di­rec­tion but the 31-yearold Mackay res­i­dent was again found by po­lice stand­ing in front of Mag­nums at 11.54pm. He was ar­rested and is­sued with a no­tice to ap­pear.

Ma­rina swim

Sean Fran­cis Mul­doon pleaded guilty in writ­ing to com­mit­ting a pub­lic nui­sance of­fence af­ter he was caught swim­ming in Abell Point Ma­rina at 1.20pm on Oc­to­ber 7. Prose­cu­tor El­iz­a­beth Cas­sels said a boat had to swerve to avoid hit­ting Mul­doon, who was de­scribed by po­lice as “heav­ily in­tox­i­cated”. The 34-year-old Vic­to­rian res­i­dent was con­victed and fined $440 for the of­fence.

High read­ing

Ray­mond Charles Beetz was fined $660 and dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for nine months af­ter plead­ing guilty to a drink driv­ing charge. Beetz re­turned a read­ing of 0.129 per cent when he was stopped for a ran­dom breath test by po­lice driv­ing west on Main Street, Proser­pine at 11.17pm on Oc­to­ber 7. He ad­mit­ted to con­sum­ing four home mixed Scotch drinks and said he did not re­alise “he was over the limit”. The 53-year-old con­trac­tor was granted a work li­cence.

No show

Dustin Krae­leniv was fined $440 for con­tra­ven­ing the di­rec­tion or re­quire­ment of po­lice in his ab­sence. On Septem­ber 28 at 12.02am, the 19-yearold was seen run­ning down the main street of Air­lie Beach us­ing a traf­fic cone as a mi­cro­phone. He was is­sued a move on di­rec­tion by po­lice but was later found stand­ing in front of Mama Africa at 1am.

Fail­ing di­rec­tion

Gor­don Harold Sim­mons was fined $440 for con­tra­ven­ing the di­rec­tion or re­quire­ment of po­lice when he failed to ad­here to a move on di­rec­tion in the Air­lie Beach precinct at 12pm on Septem­ber 22. The 49-yearold was tried in his ab­sence and no con­vic­tion was recorded.

Breach of bail

Dane John Var­danega pleaded guilty to breach­ing his bail con­di­tions which spec­i­fied that he must not drink al­co­hol in a Re­gional Coun­cil area and to a drink driv­ing charge. Var­danega was driv­ing a white Holden Com­modore when he was stopped for a ran­dom breath test on Co­conut Grove, Air­lie Beach at 2.50pm on Septem­ber 9. He was breathal­ysed and re­turned a read­ing of 0.136 per cent. Var­danega was fined $330 for breach­ing his bail and fined $770 for drink-driv­ing. He was dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for five months.

Granted pa­role

Dean Ge­orge Har­ri­son pleaded guilty to con­tra­ven­ing a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence or­der and com­mit­ting a pub­lic nui­sance of­fence. On Au­gust 30 at 10.45pm, Har­ri­son was in­volved in an ar­gu­ment and al­ter­ca­tion with a neigh­bour at a res­i­dence in Her­ring Lane, Can­non­vale. Po­lice de­scribed Har­ri­son to be “heav­ily in­tox­i­cated” and he was ar­rested for pub­lic nui­sance. On Au­gust 31 at 4.55pm, con­tra­vened a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence or­der when he at­tended the res­i­dence of the ag­grieved and en­tered their open garage area to con­sume cans of rum. He screamed and yelled at the ag­grieved. Po­lice de­scribed Har­ri­son to be di­shev­elled, smelt of liquor and he was ar­rested. He was sen­tenced to a to­tal of nine months im­pris­on­ment which in­cluded a three month sus­pended sen­tence from a pre­vi­ous charge and was granted im­me­di­ate pa­role for nine months.

Banned

Mitchell John Pear­son pleaded guilty to charges re­lat­ing to com­mit­ting a pub­lic nui­sance of­fence, cre­at­ing a dis­tur­bance in a li­censed premises and ob­struct­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer in the per­for­mance of his du­ties. On Septem­ber 28, Pear­son was in­volved in a fight at the Prince of Wales Ho­tel at 2.20am. He was evicted from the venue. He con­tin­ued to stand in the mid­dle of the road yelling abu­sive lan­guage at se­cu­rity staff. As po­lice tried to ar­rest Pear­son he con­tin­ued to swing his arms around ag­gres­sively be­fore run­ning away on foot to Mill Street. The diesel me­chanic was fined $770 and banned from the Prince of Wales Ho­tel for 12 months.

Re­peat of­fender

Michael Bar­den Carter pleaded guilty to driv­ing with­out a li­cence which was dis­qual­i­fied by a court or­der, driv­ing an un­reg­is­tered ve­hi­cle and to a drink driv­ing charge. On Au­gust 9, Carter was stopped by po­lice in Can­non­vale and re­turned a read­ing of 0.076 per cent at 6.21pm. The 37-year-old plumber ad­mit­ted to con­sum­ing four or five beers and was un­aware the reg­is­tra­tion had ex­pired on Fe­bru­ary 5 as the car be­longed to a friend. His li­cence had pre­vi­ously been dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for two years by court or­der on April 11, 2012. Carter was fined $1000 for driv­ing an un­reg­is­tered ve­hi­cle and was dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for 12 months. He was sen­tenced to a to­tal of nine months im­pris­on­ment which in­cluded three months from a pre­vi­ous sen­tence. Carter is dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for a to­tal of three years. He was granted im­me­di­ate pa­role for nine months.

Dated crimes

Ian Kerr was fined a to­tal of $1200 af­ter plead­ing guilty to fraud by dis­hon­estly ob­tain­ing prop­erty from another, pos­sess­ing any­thing used in com­mis­sion of a crime de­fined in part two, pos­sess­ing dan­ger­ous drugs, pro­duc­ing dan­ger­ous drugs and re­ceiv­ing stolen prop­erty. On Septem­ber 2, 2009 at a res­i­dence in Coolum Beach, Kerr was found in pos­ses­sion of 10 cannabis plants, 23 cannabis seeds and a hy­dro­ponic setup. On De­cem­ber 23, 2000, Kerr re­ceived a No­mads surf­board which he had sus­pected was stolen and later sold the surf­board to a porn shop. On Oc­to­ber 3, 2001 po­lice con­tacted the 42-year-old re­gard­ing the surf­board af­ter a com­plaint was made and Kerr ad­mit­ted to sell­ing the surf­board to the pawn shop for $100. Mag­is­trate Haydn St­jern­qvist said the charges were “very dated” and took into con­sid­er­a­tion Kerr’s clear his­tory since 2009.

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