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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.

Bad neigh­bours

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.

SPUR sus­pen­sion

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.

Drug bust

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.

No show

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.

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