COURT IN BRIEF
Wobbling on moped
A MAGISTRATE did not hold back when telling one man he was very close to jail time after blowing more than three times the legal alcohol limit.
Daniel David Desmond Tudehope, 28, from Kirwan was stopped by police at 7.55pm on Sunday, March 19, driving a moped on Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach.
Prosecutor Bernhard Berger said police had seen Tudehope’s moped “wobbling and swaying” on the road and he later blew 0.164.
Magistrate Ron Muirhead did not mince his words saying: “You’ve got to have a more responsible attitude towards driving or you will end up in jail.”
Representing himself and pleading guilty, Tudehope was fined $1200 and disqualified from driving for 10 months.
IT WAS a case of Bad Neighbours coming to life as Blake Marcus Clark’s tussle with his neighbours turned into a scuffle with police.
Police were called to the Jubilee Pocket home around 5.50pm on March 21. When they arrived, witnesses said they had been involved with an altercation with Clark.
Prosecutor Bernhard Berger said police observed Clark, 20, as “highly agitated and aggressive towards police”. Police warned him not to approach his neighbours, but at one point he yelled loudly “I’ll f ****** kill you”.
When police tried to arrest him he swung his arm “forward and upward” towards police and said “get the f*** away from me”.
Pleading guilty, Clark was placed on a three month good behaviour bond with a $500 recognisance and did not have convictions recorded.
‘I didn’t know’
A SPER suspension has been the downfall of Ryan John Beckmann.
The 35-year-old from Finch Hatton was pulled over on Shute Harbour Rd heading towards Proserpine on March 21 around 9.05pm. After a licence check, police found he had been suspended since October 26, 2016.
Pleading guilty and representing himself, Magistrate Ron Muirhead fined him $300 and suspended his licence for one month.
REBECCA Lea Edwards, 32, has been fined for driving while SPER suspended.
Police stopped the Proserpine woman on March 20 around 2.15pm in Proserpine for RBT and when checking her licence, discovered it had been SPUR suspended since March 15.
Pleading guilty and representing herself, she was fined $300 and disqualified from driving for one month.
Never held a licence
KYLIE Amy Maree Shoesmith, 34, has never held a Queensland driver licence despite living in the state for 12 years.
Police stopped the Proserpine woman on March 12 around 12.25pm on Gardenia St, Proserpine when
they discovered she was driving unlicensed.
Prosecutor Bernhard Berger said Shoesmith told police she had only held a learner permit in New South Wales “many years ago”.
Shoesmith was fined $200, disqualified from driving for three months and had a traffic conviction recorded.
Smoking on couch
AN 18-YEAR-OLD from Jubilee Pocket was on his couch with some friends when police searched his home for drugs.
Patrick Dylan Conen faced Proserpine Magistrates Court on Monday faced with charges of possessing dangerous drugs and utensils after a search warrant conducted at his home on March 17 revealed cannabis and a water pipe.
Prosecutor Bernhard Berger said police executed the search around 5.35pm as Conen sat on his sofa with three male friends.
Beside him were a bowl with cannabis and a large water pipe.
Magistrate Ron Muirhead said it would be the youngster’s last chance.
Conen was placed on a four-month good behaviour bond with a $400 recognisance and has to attend drug diversion.
Lost track of time
NOT keeping a close-enough eye on the clock has cost Jackson Martin Webber a fine.
The 29-year-old Jubilee Pocket man was on a banning notice that said he couldn’t be in the Airlie Beach Safe Night Precinct between 6pm and 6am seven days a week.
Police were tipped off around 6.20pm on March 10 that he was at Magnums.
Representing himself and pleading guilty he said he “just lost track of time”.
Webber was fined $500 and had a conviction recorded.
REGINALD John Archibald, 17, wasn’t expecting police to rock up to his house with a search warrant.
Police executed the warrant on the Cannonvale home on March 27 around 6.25am.
Prosecutor Bernhard Berger said during their search police found electronic scales, two metal grinders, a water pipe, two glass pipes and a quantity of cannabis.
Archibald was placed on a four month good behaviour bond with a $1000 recognisance.
Over driving hours
THOMAS Bret Waugh, 56, from Raceview pleaded guilty in writing for exceeding his allowed driving hours.
Police stopped Waugh on March 2 around 5.45pm to check his truck work diary.
Prosecutor Bernhard Berger said they saw that on February 28 he exceeded his maximum working hours by 1.25 hours after driving 13.25 in a 24-hour period.
He was fined $750.
Talk and drive
DON’T talk on the phone and drive, Alex Vella-Green, 22, of
Cannonvale has learnt.
He was caught by police on December 28 at 6.15pm when they saw him talking on his mobile phone on Island Dr, Cannonvale.
Vella-Green plead guilty to the charge and was fined $365.
Go home order
TED Malcolm Richmond, 24, of Bucasia was not in court on Monday but was fined $250 in his absence.
Richmond contravened a police direction on March 18 around 3.30am.
He was told to leave Airlie’s nightlife precinct but he did not.
BRADLEY Andrew Hope, 30 from Proserpine, has been fined for failing to provide his fingerprints and a blood sample to police.
Dealt with in his absence from court, he failed to attend the Whitsunday Police Station by October 2, 2016 and was fined $100.