Bail denied for accused car thief
A THIRTY-THREE year old Nanango man was denied bail after he allegedly stole a car from a Kingaroy worksite whilst under the influence of oxycontin.
Frankie Douglas Muir faced Kingaroy Magistrates Court on Wednesday on four charges including stealing and driving under a disqualified licence.
Police alleged that Mr Muir stole a car from a Kingaroy worksite on Tuesday before being apprehended in Murgon.
Mr Muir was seeking bail before a court date, but police prosecutor Sergeant Wayne Bushell said he presented a risk to the community.
"He is on bail (already) for very serious offences including a number of burglaries and unlawful uses," Sgt Bushell said.
"He has now been charged with fresh offences."
Defence solicitor Mark Werner said Mr Muir under the influence of powerful medication when police allege he committed the crime.
"He had a back injury and was prescribed oxycontin for that," Mr Werner said.
"He was given two valium to help him relax and he has had a bad reaction to that.
"He has very little memory of the offending."
Magistrate Simon Young agreed that he should not be offered bail if he cannot control his behaviour whilst on drugs.
"You've been prescribed oxycontin that is a powerful opiate," Mr Young said.
"What I'm told is that you may commit further offences and have no memory (of it).
"I can't accept that risk."
Mr Muir's bail was denied and his court date was adjourned for June 15 at Kingaroy Magistrates Court.