Tawa man didn’t like to be stared at
A Tawa resident said he headbutted a man because he did not like people looking at him.
Katene James Temara, 19, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault with intent to injure and two charges of driving while forbidden at Porirua District Court last Tuesday.
Lawyer for the defence Andrew Moore said Temara accepted he had anger issues and put it down to mild ADHD issues.
‘‘He reacts badly when people look at him,’’ Mr Moore said.
Judge John Walker said Temara would have to get used to it because a lot of people would look at him. ‘‘That’s not going to wash,’’ he said. To which Temara replied: ‘‘As long was illegally driving with his partner in Tawa when he came across Graham Butler on the corner of Main St and McLennan St.
Temara stopped the car and asked Mr Butler if he had an eye problem, before headbutting him and speeding off.
‘‘ The victim was stunned,’’ Ms Kuhn said.
Mr Butler received a gash to the head and had to be taken to hospital.
Temara had one other charge of driving while forbidden from December 2. He claimed it was an emergency to get his pregnant partner to hospital.
He was convicted and remanded until February 28.