Taupo¯ District Court news

Taupo Times - - ØX 9#Ś - Arthur Max

STEPH RANGI Taupo¯ District Court was a busy place last Wed­nes­day.

Thomas Quirke ap­peared on two charges; driv­ing while sus­pended and breach of com­mu­nity work. He pleaded guilty to both charges. He was sen­tenced to 90 hours com­mu­nity work, one year dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion from driv­ing from Novem­ber 20 and was con­victed and dis­charged on the breach of com­mu­nity work.

Shan­non Ed­win Wi­paratene Tihi pleaded not guilty to male as­saults fe­male and two charges of threat­en­ing to kill/do griev­ous body harm. He was re­manded for a case re­view hear­ing on July 11.

Leroy James Beat­tie was sen­tenced to one month im­pris­on­ment for us­ing a credit card to ob­tain a pe­cu­niary ad­van­tage. The card was used at a Mo­bil Petrol Sta­tion in Taupo¯ where over $300 was spent on petrol, cig­a­rettes and food.

Joe­sph Manesi Bracken ap­peared on one charge of male as­saults fe­male. He was re­ferred to restora­tive jus­tice and will ap­pear on July 12 for sen­tenc­ing.

Te­sha Mavis Mi­hinui pleaded guilty to one charge of breach of com­mu­nity work on March 3. She was given a fi­nal warn­ing and con­victed and dis­charged.

Mal­colm Christopher Ni­coll pleaded not guilty to one charge of un­law­fully car­ry­ing a firearm and pre­sent­ing a firearm/re­stricted weapon. He will ap­pear again on June 26 for a judge alone trial.

Karl Richard Cameron pleaded guilty to charges; driv­ing while dis­qual­i­fied and driv­ing with ex­cess breath al­co­hol third or sub­se­quent.

On Fe­bru­ary 24, Cameron was driv­ing in Ro­torua and was stopped by po­lice af­ter be­ing in­volved in a traf­fic ac­ci­dent, where he hit a pedes­trian. He was found to have a read­ing of 568 mi­cro­grams of al­co­hol per litre of breath.

Cameron was sen­tenced to home de­ten­tion for two months and fur­ther dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing.

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