Mag­is­trate agrees fresh start some­where else may be best

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

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