Proserpine Magistrate’s Court
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.