Caught on way to station

A MAN intercepted by police on his way to the police station to report for his bail conditions appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Will Richard Fisher pleaded guilty to driving without a license (disqualified) and two counts of breach of bail conditions.

Fisher had been placed on bail on June 17 and was required to report to police as part of his bail conditions. He failed to report on two occasions.

On July 7 at 6.45pm police intercepted Fisher driving on Yarroon Street. The defendant had previously been disqualified for two years and told police he was aware of the disqualification and knew it was an offence to drive.

Police prosecutor Constable Troy Daubaras said the defendant had a history of breaching orders and traffic offences. Duty lawyer Brad Krebs said there was no excuse for his client’s breaches.

“My client was intercepted by police on his way to report. He couldn’t get a lift and had no money for a taxi but had a strong compulsion to report on time and stay out of trouble,” Mr Krebs said.

Magistrate Mark Morrow fined Fisher $350 for the breaches and $1600 for the disqualified driving. He was also disqualified from driving for a further two years.

Also, a youth who helped a mate steal a bull bar from a car yard appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court on a stealing charge.

Shaun Francis Zimmerlie pleaded guilty to the offence. On June 14, an orange utility was seen at Brian Headley Used Cars where two men jumped out.

The two men unbolted the bull bar from a car. Police later intercepted the orange utility and three men were charged.

The unemployed Zimmerlie was sentenced to 40 hours community service.



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