Skipper to contest charges
A FORMER Whitsunday skipper who achieved national notoriety by abandoning his passengers on Whitehaven Beach and driving a charter yacht while allegedly drunk, has continued to fall foul of the law.
Anthony Laurence Boegheim appeared in the Proserpine Magistrate’s Court on Monday via a telephone link-up with the Capricornia Correctional Centre where he is currently in custody on unrelated matters.
Boegheim is now charged with two counts of assaulting police and one each of trespass, obstructing police, seriously assaulting a person aged 60 or above and seriously assaulting a police officer by biting, spitting or applying bodily fluid or faeces. Duty lawyer Antoinette Morton initially said some of the charges would “take a certain course” while others would be contested.
However, Boegheim interjected, saying he now intended to contest all of the charges he faced.
The matters were adjourned until October 7, when Boegheim will be committed to the District Court.
He made no application for bail and will remain in custody until this date.