Judge tells offender to grow up

Last updated 05:00 15/12/2010

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A 43-year-old man was told to grow up after his racist remarks and water-spitting had him kicked out of an Invercargill pub.

Brian Craig Patterson, painter, appeared in the Invercargill District Court yesterday before Judge Noel Walsh for assault on December 12.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Rob Mills said Patterson was drinking at Waxy O'Shea's Irish Pub with a friend when he began making racist remarks to other patrons and bar staff. Patterson was told to leave the bar, but returned five minutes later with his friend and demanded more alcohol, he said.

Patterson was refused, so he asked for a glass of water and after receiving it began making derogatory comments and was asked told to leave again, he said.

As he left he took a mouthful of water and spat it into the face of a bartender, Mr Mills said.

Lawyer Carmen Jillett said Patterson could not remember the night, but said it was out of character and he did not usually behave like that.

Judge Walsh said the man's comments could have been damaging to the city's reputation because if any tourists had been in the bar at the time they would have been left with a poor lasting impression. "You should be ashamed of yourself. Grow up."

Patterson was ordered to pay $700 reparation and ordered to come up for sentence within 12 months if called upon.

Wilful damage
Scott William Skilling, 34, was convicted and discharged for hindering police on November 26 and was ordered to pay $200 and come up for sentenced if called up for wilful damage of a window on November 29.

Intentional damage
Rewi Hawera Karetai, 33, fisherman, was ordered to pay $97 reparation and was sentenced to four months' jail for intentionally damaging a police cell on September 25, breaching community work on March 4 and August 24, and driving while forbidden on October 10. He was also sentenced on other matters.

Assault
Ituniu Faga, 65, retired, was sentenced to 12 months' supervision and ordered to pay $300 reparation for assaulting a female on November 20. Mr Mills said Faga dragged his younger sister to the ground, knelt on her and punched her in the face several times. William Scott Sipa, 24, was ordered to come up for sentence if called up for assault on November 26.

Jema Brown, 18, fast-food worker, was sentenced to three months' community detention and disqualified from driving for three months for assaulting a 15-year-old girl with intent to injure and driving with a breath alcohol level of 376mcg.

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Disorderly behaviour
Phillip Evan Lynch, 20, roofer, was sentenced to one month's jail for disorderly behaviour and assault on April 8.

Ryan William Pope, 20, deer farmer, was ordered to come up for sentence within 12 months if called upon for disorderly behaviour on November 28.

Breach
Lenny James Howley, 31, dairy farmer, was sentenced to one month's jail for breaching community work on October 23. It was his fifth conviction for breaching community work.

Logan Kevin McCormack, 20, of Nelson, was sentenced to 40 hours' community work for breaching community work at Nelson on September 23.

Jason Charles Adamson, 17, was convicted and discharged for breaching community work on September 3 and was ordered to pay $600 reparation and sentenced to nine months' supervision for burglary on October 12.

Sara Maree Haggerty, 22, of Otautau, had a sentence of community work cancelled and was sentenced to three months' home detention for breaching community work on July 14.

Braden Kenneth Trainor, 23, was convicted and discharged for breaching a protection order, and sentenced to six months' supervision for using obscene language by telephone with intent to offend on November 9.

James Brian Hunter, 21, was remanded to March 18 for sentence for breaching community work on October 14.

Theft
Kahlee Narissa Snowdon, 19, was convicted on 37 charges of shoplifting, two charges of receiving stolen property and one charge of theft. She was remanded to March 1 for sentence.

Sheldon Macauley, 21, shearer, was sentenced to 100 hours' community work for burglary at Farmers in Dunedin, and theft on October 27.

Nicole Dudfield, 19, was ordered to pay $300 reparation and discharged without conviction for theft from Ascot Park Hotel on November 19 and 20.

Talisa Speers, 19, was sentenced to 100 hours' community work for theft from Raw Energy on October 3.

Trespass
Tony Price, 42, was sentenced to six months' supervision for wilful trespass on November 27.

Kayne Nicholas Turner, 32, was sentenced to nine months' supervision and 80 hours' community work for wilful trespass on November 21 and December 2.

Drugs
Dwayne Kirk Phillips, 37, tattooist, was ordered to come up for sentence within 12 months if called upon for possessing valium, methadone and cannabis on November 19.

Dylan Kevin Grennell, 24, meat worker, was sentenced to 80 hours' community work for cultivating cannabis on November 17.

Driving
Erin Rose Wright, 17, was disqualified from driving for six months for careless driving on October 15. The court was told she was driving her Mitsubishi with a passenger along Sandy Point Rd when she realised she had not put her seatbelt on. As she tried to put it on the car crossed the centre line and, when she tried to correct it, it skidded off the gravel verge, she over-corrected on the grass and rolled the car about one and a half times into a paddock. The passenger had to get stitches after being cut by the glass and debris that flew through the car as it rolled, the court was told.

Jennifer Toole, 26, was sentenced to 60 hours' community work and disqualified for six months for driving while disqualified on November 11.

Shan Mclauchlan, 23, was fined $300 and disqualified for six months for driving while suspended on November 25.

Mathieu Jon Van Shreven, 30, was sentenced to 100 hours' community work for driving while disqualified at Tapanui on November 30.

Ashleigh Renee Lumsden, 19, was sentenced to 40 hours' community work for reckless driving on August 9. The Toyota car had no spring in the rear suspension, had different sized wheels and tyres, and a seized wheel that led to the tyre being stripped off and her driving on the metal rim. On a charge of driving while suspended, on October 22, and driving an unsafe vehicle, on August 9, she was disqualified for six months. She was convicted and discharged for breaching intensive supervision on September 10, driving a vehicle with metal tyres and driving a vehicle with a distance recorder not working accurately, on August 9.

Refusing
Kelly James Yates, 44, was fined $500 and disqualified for six months for refusing to permit a blood specimen and refusing to accompany a police officer on November 9.

Drink-driving
Anaru Kotuhi, 25, meat worker, of Mataura, was sentenced to eight months' jail and disqualified from driving for 12 months and one day for driving with a breath alcohol level of 570mcg on December 10 and for driving while disqualified on July 11 and December 10. The court was told it was his ninth driving conviction and eighth for driving while disqualified.

Blaine Allan Winsloe, 32, roof tiler, 753mcg and dangerous driving on November 27. Fined $1050 and disqualified for six months. The court was told Winsloe drove at more than three times the speed limit along Oreti Beach before losing control, becoming airborne and rolling the car. Lawyer John Fraser said Winsloe had got into his car to drive after what he thought was his friends and lost control when he hit a rut.

Samuel John Wayne Carrol, 43, labourer, of Ohai, 757mcg and driving while disqualified on September 2, and for possession of an offensive weapon, namely a crowbar, on October 30. Sentenced to 13 months' jail and disqualified for 12 months' and one day.

Simon John White, 17, of Riverton, 202mcg (youth level) on November 26. Fined $100 and disqualified for three months.

Tina Marie Kataraina George, 45, food processor, 558mcg on December 12. Fined $1200 and disqualified for six months.

Raymond Boyer, 56, 997mcg at Manapouri on November 15. Fined $850, disqualified for nine months and sentenced to nine months' supervision.

Ken Graeme Clay, 37, carpet layer, 496mcg on November 26. Fined $700, disqualified for nine months and sentenced to nine months' supervision.

Shaun Kilkelly, 40, 893mcg on November 25. Fined $800 and disqualified for six months.

Jeremy Leith, 18, presser, 757mcg on December 5. Fined $650 and disqualified for six months.

Caine Aati, 31, meat worker, 505mcg on December 8. Fined $700 and disqualified for nine months.

Ivar Charles Hagan, 79, 507mcg on December 11. Fined $400 and disqualified for six months.

Stephen John Roff, 42, labourer, 463mcg on December 10. Fined $400 and disqualified for 12 months and one day.

Jaron Matthew Wallace, 17, of Nightcaps, 72mg (youth level) on October 8. Fined $75 and disqualified for three months.

- The Southland Times

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