COURT IN BRIEF
A WOODWARK man has been fined $600 after he broke a domestic violence protection order made on February 10 this year.
At 4.20pm on February 24, the man’s former partner arrived at his work where it was arranged she would pick up two BMX bicycles belonging to their two children.
As another man started loading the two bikes onto the woman’s car, the accused began making degrading remarks, the court heard.
Drug driver fined
MATTHEW Jordan Barnett, 43, of Airville was caught driving with methylamphetamine in his system and with a glass pipe on March 4 this year at 10.23pm. Barnett received a total fine of $950 and was disqualified from driving for one month.
Caught drug driving
A CANNONVALE man was caught driving with marijuana in his system on Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach on March 18 at 10.31pm.
Warren Wayne Williams, 39, was fined $500 and disqualified from driving for two months.
Drug user fined
SHANE Scott Cumbers, 45, of Jubilee Pocket, was fined $500 and disqualified from driving for one month after he was caught driving with marijuana in his system.
Cumbers was pulled over on Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach on January 11 at 11.15am.
All for weight loss
TAKING a weight loss pill which contained methylamphetamine ended in a $600 fine and two month disqualification for a Midge Point woman caught driving under the influence. On February 1 at 10.32am, Kerrie-Ann Marie Wills, 33, was pulled over on the Bruce Highway where she gave a positive reading.
Driving on drugs
Using marijuana the night before driving ended in a $500 fine and a one month disqualification for a Mandalay man. Jye William Bownds, 22, was driving on Shute Harbour Road at 7.24pm on January 19 this year. when he was pulled over. Bownds was granted a work licence.
Caught with a pipe
LEON Gary Cremor, 38, of Morinish was convicted and not further punished for possessing a pipe. Cremor pleaded guilty to the charge via video link.
Not so smashing
SEAN John Roberts, 22, of Kelsey Creek pleaded guilty to wilful damage after he smashed a window on April 10.
At about 1.30pm, Roberts met with the tenant of a home in Proserpine where a physical altercation arose. Roberts was pushed out of the tenant’s front door and retaliated by smashing a window in the door.
He was fined $750.
Failure to abide
LUIGI Gozzano, 46, of Conway
was convicted but not further punished after failing to provide his identifying particulars within seven days of March 21.
Ran out of breath
FAILING to supply the necessary amount of breath for a breath test has left a Jubilee Pocket man with a $1200 fine and a 12 month disqualification. On April 16 police spotted Christophe Andre Louis Mouton, 27, driving the wrong way around a round-a-bout on Shute Harbour Road. After being taken to Whitsunday Police Station, multiple attempts to complete a breath test were failed.
Drug driver fined
Joshua James Williams, 26, of Mandalay, was fined $800 and disqualified for five months after pleading guilty to driving with drugs in his system.
On March 5 at 9.37am, Williams was pulled over on Shingley Drive, Airlie Beach where marijuana and methylamphetamine were detected in a test.
A BLOOMSBURY man driving 131km/h in a 100km/h zone was fined $2000 and disqualified for two years and one month. On December 31 2010 at 2.30pm, Francis Martin Lyon was driving on the Bruce Highway when police noticed he was speeding. Lyon swerved to the opposite side of the road and attempted to swap seats with his passenger because he had been disqualified from driving in 2009.
Under the influence
A MIDGE POINT man was fined $750 and disqualified for one month for driving under the influence of marijuana on February 1 2017.
At 11.48am, Darren Lin Mackay, 42, was pulled over by police.
Driving over the limit
HEATHER Dawn Davidson-Anunu, 62, of Shute Harbour delivered a reading of 0.034 after driving on March 30 at 9.30pm. She was fined $800, disqualified for six months and granted a work license.
Fleeing the scene
MAXWELL Raymond Williams, 46, of Ferny Hills pleaded guilty to a string of charges from April 17 2017.
At about 7pm, Williams was driving on Midge Point Road when he lost control of his car and drove into a wired fence before leaving the scene.
Police tracked him down at about 9.10pm and he delivered a reading of 0.133. He was also found with 177.2g of marijuana at his home.
Williams received a total fine of $2900 and was disqualified for four months.
Swift ride, swift fine
THEUNIS Gerhardt Venter, 24, of Jubilee Pocket received a hefty penalty after pleading guilty to multiple charges.
At 7.50am on April 14 Venter was seen by police driving a moped towards Airlie Beach while not wearing a helmet. At 8am, police saw Venter parked in a disabled car park. A breath test also revealed a reading of 0.182. Venter received a total fine of $1920 and was disqualified from driving for 10 months.
A BLOOMSBURY man was fined $900 and disqualified for six months when he was caught driving with marijuana in his system. At 12.13pm on January 18 2017, police pulled over Luke John Simpson, 38, on Shute Harbour Road where he tested positive for the drug.
Gun found in home
A GREGORY River man was found with a shot gun and ammunition in his home when police attended on an
unrelated matter on February 8. Martin Charles Farrugia, 59, who had been involved with restoring old and new cars, said he found the gun inside one of the cars. Farrugia was fined $100 and was ordered to forfeit the weapon and ammunition.
DV Order broken
A JUBILEE Pocket woman received an $800 fine after she broke a domestic violence protection order made on January 13 2017.
On March 6 at 11am the 46-year-old woman walked into the backyard of the man who placed the order. She refused to leave and proceeded to bang on the glass door. On March 8 police went to her home on another matter where she asked them to contact the man and have him pick up her child. As the man left with the child, she followed them out to the driveway and raised her middle finger as they drove away.
Rifles in home
ROSS Peter Marriott, 45, of Jubilee Pocket was fined $300 after two air rifles were found inside his home on January 3.
Failed to appear
FAILING to appear in court has left one Cannonvale man $400 out of pocket. On March 16 at 11.20am, police patrolling the Cannonvale area were speaking with Robert James Adams, 42.
Adams had an outstanding bench warrant and bail act warrant issued when he failed to attend court on February 27. He was fined $400.
Guilty of assault
BRUCE Andrew Seamer, 54, of Jubilee Pocket pleaded guilty to assault.
On November 30 at 6.30pm, Seamer and a woman were drinking and having a discussion which aggravated Seamer. Seamer tried to
remove the woman from his home by pulling her right arm and dragging her to the front yard where she eventually broke free from his grip.
Seamer was placed on probation for 12 months.
40km over limit
A PRESTON woman received a hefty penalty when she pleaded guilty to driving 40km/h over the legal speed limit.
On January 24 at 6.58pm, Jade Maree Nicholls, 25 was pulled over on Conway Road after police saw her do a u-turn and accelerate heavily. Preston was recorded driving at 140km/h in a 100km/h zone and driving while on a disqualified licence.
Preston received a total fine of $2600 and was disqualified for a total of two years and six months.
CAEL Jaymin Delaney Smith, 20, of Proserpine, pleaded guilty to breaching his probation order when he was found with marijuana and drug utensils.
Appearing in the dock on Monday having served time for other offences, Smith was convicted but not further punished for breaching probation and was fined $200 for possessing utensils and $1200 for possessing drugs.
Trouble with drugs
A 17-YEAR-OLD Jubilee Pocket man has pleaded guilty as charged after he was found with MDMA and caught engaging in online conversations relating to drugs.
Kyle Bownds’ phone was searched by police who found multiple drug related conversations ultimately leading them to the youngster who had a yellow cap pill in his possession on February 12.
Bownds was placed on an $800 good behaviour bond over four months.