Magistrate agrees fresh start somewhere else may be best
THE former Whitsunday skipper who shot to notoriety for abandoning passengers on Whitehaven Beach while drunk is eligible for parole.
Anthony Laurence Boegheim appeared in the Proserpine Magistrates Court on Monday via a video link with Capricornia Correctional Centre.
Police prosecutor Elizabeth Smith said the 50-year-old had just been dealt with in the District Court for seriously assaulting a person over the age of 60 and seriously assaulting a police officer.
She said charges of tres- passing plus assaulting and obstructing police were all that remained.
The court heard that at 11.20am on July 20, 2014, police were called to a Mt Julian property, where an intoxicated Boegheim had been caught trespassing with a child.
Ms Smith said police found Boegheim by a creek, where he kicked an officer.
Defence solicitor Lachlan Ygoa-McKeown said Boegheim had issues with authority and alcohol and intended to relocate to Tasmania.
Magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist approved.
“Well, that might be a good idea, because you and this area and alcohol haven’t gone well together,” he said.
On each of his charges, Boegheim was sentenced to two months’ imprisonment parole eligibility from Monday, May 25.