Guilty plea to dumping waste in forest
A MAN who dumped a car body and other waste in State forest in Jandabup has been fined $5000 in Joondalup Magistrates Court.
The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation launched the prosecution after Colin Jason Butera (47), of Dianella, was caught on covert surveillance cameras.
The court heard last week that on June 5 last year – on two separate occasions – Butera drove a Mazda tip truck to State Forest 65 in Jandabup, where he unloaded the waste, including glass, timber and the cut-down car body and motor vehicle parts.
Butera entered guilty pleas to the two charges of dumping but did not appear in court.
Magistrate Thomas Hall imposed fines of $2500 for each charge and ordered Butera to pay costs of $433.67.
Butera filmed driving a blue Mazda tip truck in State forest at Jandabup.