Man cops fine for breaking window

A MAN who was trying to wake his uncle appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court on a wilful damage charge after accidentally breaking a window.

Patrick David Wilson pleaded guilty to the offence.

Police Prosecutor Sergeant Mick O’Rourke told the court police attended an address at 10.30pm on December 12, 2009.

Defence solicitor Stacey O’Gorman said her client was staying with his uncle and had been out drinking.

“When he tried to wake his uncle to let him in he knocked too hard on the window and smashed it.”

“This should have gone to mediation instead, but housing commission wanted it to go to court,” she said.

Magistrate Damian Carroll fined Wilson $350.

 A WOMAN involved in a single vehicle accident pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court to drink driving.

Debbie Marie Ward also applied for a restricted work licence.

Police Prosecutor Sergeant Mick O’Rourke said at 5.30pm on August 8, 2009, Many Peaks police were called to a single vehicle car accident.

Police noticed Ward’s eyes were glassy and her speech was slurred.

She told police she had consumed four glasses of wine and had not eaten. She had a blood alcohol reading of 0.104.

Defence solicitor Stacey O’Gorman told the court her client was disappointed in her behaviour and puzzled about the high reading.

“My client can’t remember the accident and was taken to hospital where a breath test was conducted,” she said.

The cleaner and kitchen hand applied for and was granted a work licence seven days a week between the hours of 4am and 11pm.

Ward was fined $750 and disqualified from driving for eight months.



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