Tawa man didn’t like to be stared at

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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.


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