An Invercargill man "didn't really want to fight" even though he punched a man in the face, his lawyer said.
Hayden Ian Key, meatworker, appeared before Judge Phil Moran in the Invercargill District Court yesterday for assault with intent to injure on June 23.
He was sentenced to six months' home detention and ordered to pay $1000 emotional harm reparation.
Judge Moran said Key punched a man in the face "so hard" he fell to the ground and, when he got to his feet, Key struck him several times in the face and he fell again.
The man suffered a cut lip, swelling, bruising and needed medical attention. He also suffered ongoing headaches, Judge Moran said.
Key's lawyer, John Fraser, said he had walked away from the victim after an argument outside a city nightclub. The victim had followed him and although Key did not want to fight, he punched the man.
He was remorseful for his offending, Mr Fraser said.
Ian Charles Boutherway, 53, was fined $500 and ordered to pay $500 emotional harm reparation for assaulting a person at Te Anau on July 6.
Heather Raywyn Park, 42, was sentenced to 40 hours' community work and ordered to pay $168.75 reparation for stealing DVDs and assorted items valued at $136.65 from The Warehouse and $23.10 of grocery items from Countdown on September 21.
Damian Jacob William Duffy, 26, was sentenced to four months' community detention, 12 months' supervision, ordered to pay $54 reparation and disqualified from driving for one month for stealing meat from Elles Rd New World on April 9 and 13 and driving while forbidden on July 26. He was also re-sentenced on seven charges of theft, which related to items taken from two Invercargill shops.
Mark Alexander Coutts, 17, was sentenced to 100 hours' community work, disqualified from driving for 12 months and ordered to pay $4418.01 reparation for driving dangerously causing injury on September 13. The court was told Coutts attempted to drift the vehicle he was driving, lost control and went into an uncontrolled spin before hitting a tree. A passenger suffered bruising to her hip and lower back. Judge Moran said Coutts had made a bad error and it was a stupid piece of driving.
Stanley Rex Gibson, 20, dairy worker, of Gowan Hill, was remanded on bail to November 15 for sentence for driving carelessly, while disqualified and while under the influence of drink to such an extent he was incapable of having proper control of the vehicle and unlawfully taking a vehicle at Ohai on September 20.
Narina Michelle Harris, 46, was disqualified for six months for driving while her licence was revoked on September 11.
Nigel John Hicks, 40, a shop manager, was sentenced to 100 hours' community work and disqualified for 12 months for driving while suspended on July 20.
Theodore Lindon Winteringham, 24, was fined $1000 and disqualified for nine months for driving with a sustained loss of traction on August 9.
David Lance Sandri, 21, contractor, of Mossburn, was fined $400 and disqualified for six months for driving with a sustained loss of traction at Lumsden on September 15.
Barry John O'Brien, 43, welder, was sentenced to four months' community detention, disqualified for one year and one day and authorised to apply for a three-year zero-alcohol licence for driving with a breath alcohol level of 792mcg on August 7.
Kelly John Shields, 35, 500mcg on October 5. Fined $400 and disqualified for six months.
Cassey Nicole Cross, 23, 589mcg on October 6. Fined $400 and disqualified for six months.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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