COURT IN BRIEF

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Ped­alling back

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.

Speed de­mon

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.

Drug driv­ing

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.

Pro­ba­tion breached

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.

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