NAMED: South Burnett driver faced the court on a number of different charges.
NAMED: South Burnett driver faced the court on a number of different charges.

NAMED: Drug and unlicensed driving and obstructing police

Runaway act lands man in court

WHEN police stopped and searched his car at 12.20am on July 24 Michael Dennis Heath ran away from police.

The Kingaroy Swickers employee faced Kingaroy Magistrates Court charged with obstructing police.

Defence lawyer Mark Oliver acknowledged the conduct was "a bit silly."

Magistrate Louisa Pink said Dennis had a history of obstructing police.

He was fined $400 and a conviction was recorded.

 

Driver warned he will lose his freedom

MAGISTRATE Louisa Pink has warned Nathan James Wood that he will lose his freedom if he continues to drive with drugs in his system.

Wood was intercepted by police driving his Holden sedan on First Ave on August 28.

Wood who has three convictions of either drink or drug driving in five years was fined $750 and disqualified from driving for eight months.

A conviction was recorded.

 

Attempt to manage injury costs Booie man

MANAGING back pain with marijuana and methamphetamine has cost Booie resident Jeffery James Griffiths.

The 52-year-old was charged by police for driving a Holden sedan with two drugs in his system on Redmans Rd, Booie.

Defence lawyer Chris Campbell said Griffiths was in the process of making a claim for work-related injury from which he sustained a collapsed disk.

Magistrate Louisa Pink said she accepted he had health issues and was not receiving an income.

He was fined $500, disqualified from driving for three months and a conviction was recorded.

 

Driver returns to court for same offence

ZAYNE Luke Jones-Thomas claimed he didn't know he was required to apply for a new licence after it was disqualified in court in May.

He was intercepted by police and charged with unlicensed driving on Youngman St, Kingaroy on July 27.

The court heard 26-year-old lost his job following the loss of his licence and the offence was an oversight on his behalf.

He was fined $450, disqualified from driving for two months and a conviction was recorded.

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