Proserpine Magistrate’s Court
was a low reading and “easily the most unfortunate way that someone gets caught”.
Henshall was fined $330 and disqualified from driving for three months.
Change of shirt
Lewis William Marcham pleaded guilty in writing to contravening a police direction.
At 11.55pm on March 13, police were flagged down by security guards at Beaches on the Airlie main street, where Marcham had punched a wall after being evicted due to his level of intoxication.
Police took up with the 21-year-old UK national and gave him an official move-on direction. Marcham was required to leave the Airlie CBD and not return until after 6am but at 12.25am he was seen walking past the Mama Africa nightclub in the direction of the CBD.
He told police he returned to his room at XBase and changed his shirt in the hope they would not recognise him. He received a $440 fine.
Failure to provide ID
A charge against Casey Dawn Marie McAvoy of contravening a police requirement was dealt with in her absence.
On March 2, McAvoy was issued with a notice to attend the Proserpine Police Station with her ID particulars within seven days.
She failed to attend as required, saying she simply forgot. The 22-year-old was issued with a $330 fine.
Wesley Colin Spencer pleaded guilty to possessing prohibited explosives, namely fireworks.
At 6.50am on August 28, detectives from the Whitsunday Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) executed a search warrant at Spencer’s Shute Harbour Road address, finding a fireworks cylinder with the word ‘whirlwind’ written on it. Spencer’s solicitor Ryan Armstrong said the fireworks were purchased from Canberra in 2004 and were not the type used in commercial settings.
He said Spencer intended to dispose of them but couldn’t simply take them to the tip.
The 25-year-old received a $330 fine.