Skip­per to con­test charges

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

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