Man traded too many cars, fined $4500

Last updated 05:00 30/11/2013

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A man who illegally traded 15 cars without being registered was fined $4500 in the Invercargill District Court yesterday.

Brendon Sidney Sutherland, 31, appeared before Judge Raoul Neave for trading 15 cars between September 21, 2012, and September 20 without being registered under the Motor Vehicle Sales Act 2003.

The court was told Sutherland had traded 15 cars, which had mainly been for family and his own vehicles and he had gained little from the transactions. A person is allowed to trade six cars without being registered.

Judge Neave said the law was to protect consumers and to ensure they got accurate information in deals and were not misled. While it was the first case involving illegal trading of vehicles Judge Neave had experienced, he said it was a growing concern for legislators.

Resisting police

Karim Kerehi Kahuroa, 20, was sentenced to 150 hours' community work for resisting, obstructing and assaulting police on November 9.

Assault

Gareth Dean Ball, 31, was sentenced to six months' community detention, 150 hours' community work and ordered to pay $500 emotional harm reparation for assault using a steel pipe as a weapon on October 6.

Breach

Shannon Hugh Thompson, 18, was convicted and discharged for breaching community work between October 26 and November 2.

Laura Ann Altenburg, 19, was convicted and discharged and given a warning for breaching community work on October 18 and 25.

Waipatu Winitana-Waihirene, was sentenced to 50 hours' community work for breaching community detention.

Indecent assault

A 42-year-old Southland man was granted interim name suppression and remanded to February 14 for sentence for indecently assaulting a child on April 2.

Disorderly behaviour

Ashley Thomas Stephens, 21, was remanded to January 14 for sentence for behaving in a disorderly manner likely to cause violence in Queenstown on November 23.

Shaun Leslie Ratcliffe was sentenced to 80 hours' community work and ordered to pay $80 reparation after he admitted behaving in a disorderly manner likely to cause violence and wilfully damaging a phone on November 2.

Ashley Paul Coles, 18, was sentenced to 250 hours' community work and 12 months' supervision and ordered to pay $500 emotional harm reparation for procuring cannabis and possessing utensils on September 10, stealing a road sign between April 1 and 30 last year, assault and offensive and disorderly behaviour in July.

Theft

Donald Charles Robert Parker, 38, wool presser, was sentenced to 100 hours' community work and fined $250 for stealing copper spouting valued at $150 from Southland Hospital and driving while forbidden on November 1.

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Gerald Davis, 22, of Dacre, was fined a total of $500 and ordered to pay $5.59 reparation for stealing underwear and deodorant from The Warehouse and trespassing at The Warehouse on November 22.

Daniel Stephen Harte-West, 19, of Otatara, was sentenced to 100 hours' community work and ordered to pay $331.50 reparation forstealing $331.50 of meat from Pak'n Save Invercargill on November 22.

Michael Patrick Brown, 41, of Taramoa, was sentenced to 100 hours' community work for stealing tyres and being unlawfully in a yard on October 30.

Cannabis

Grant Adam Leak, 36, meat worker, was sentenced to 200 hours' community work and 12 months' supervision and an order was made to seize cash and equipment found on the property for possessing cannabis and utensils on November 4 and selling cannabis between November 1 and 4.

Unlawful use

Kurt William Lonneker, 33, was ordered to pay $250 emotional harm reparation for unlawfully using a vehicle for his own purpose on May 24.

Driving

Nikolos Dean Smith, 18, labourer, of Te Anau, was sentenced to three months' community detention and 12 months' supervision and disqualified from driving for 15 months for driving with a breath alcohol level of 468mcg, driving while disqualified and unlawfully taking a vehicle, all on October 3.

Drink-driving

Jeffrey David Chambers, 26, of Tuatapere, was sentenced to four months' community detention, 150 hours' community work and 12 months' supervision and disqualified indefinitely for driving with a breath alcohol level of 719mcg on October 6.

Richard Robert Moore, 1011mcg on November 24. Remanded to January 14 for sentence.

- © Fairfax NZ News

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