Man unable to control his anger, court told

Last updated 08:34 05/07/2012

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A 20-year-old Samoan man, who punched a man in the jaw so hard he suffered multiple fractures, told police he could not stop the anger he felt, Balclutha District Court was told last week.

Jay Jay Suiselani Kosena Selesele, meat worker, appeared before Judge Stephen O'Driscoll yesterday charged with injuring with intent to injure on May 17.

He was remanded to July 23 for sentence.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Rob Mills said an argument took place between Selesele, who was in the country on a work visa, and another man while they were installing car speakers. Selesele became infuriated when the victim refused to leave and punched him in the jaw as hard as he could. As a result the man needed surgery to insert metal plates and pins to repair multiple fractures to his lower jaw, and was in hospital for several days.

When spoken to by police, Selesele admitted the offending, saying he was angry and wanted to punch the man.

He said he could not stop the anger he felt and could not help it, Mr Mills said.

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Kavahne Lakere Charnley-Gibbs, 42, of Milton, was remanded to July 23 for sentence for wilfully omitting to tell an officer that he was working, which resulted in him continuing to receive benefits between October 14 and January 29.

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Elton John Colley, 36, labourer, of Benhar, was fined $1500 and disqualified from driving for 15 months for refusing to permit a blood specimen to be taken on May 19.

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David William Clayton-Reed, 28, of Kaitangata, was remanded to July 23 for breaching release conditions on May 11.

Lisa Marie Riddle, 23, of Milton, was convicted and discharged for breaching community work on February 22.

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John Arapeta Rooney, 26, shed hand, was convicted and discharged for intentionally damaging a window on October 12.

James William Martin, 21, driver, of Finegand, was ordered to come up for sentence if called upon within nine months for intentionally damaging gates between May 30 and 31.

Cannabis
Nicholas Robert Kummer, 40, farmer, of Ashley Downs, was fined $300 for possessing utensils on January 29 and possessing cannabis on February 28, both at Clinton.

Gavin James Thomson, artist, was sentenced to 200 hours' community work and 12 months' supervision for cultivating and possessing cannabis and possessing utensils on February 24.

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Paul Leslie Rive, 30, dairy worker, of Hillend, was fined $600 and disqualified from driving for 12 months for driving while disqualified at Milton on May 1.

Ricky Adam Stewart, 38, farm worker, of Edendale, was sentenced to 100 hours' community work and disqualified for eight months for driving dangerously at Milton on May 25.

Jacob John Tussock Crowe, 18, student, of Otanomomo, was convicted and discharged for driving carelessly and sentenced to 150 hours' community work and disqualified for nine months for driving with a blood alcohol level of 109mg on May 17.

Steven Ian Espie, 22, was sentenced to 50 hours' community work and disqualified for six months for driving while suspended on June 16.

Kelsey Shannon Lloyd, 19, was remanded to July 23 for sentence for driving while disqualified on May 24.

Jayden Shane Morrell, 18, of Kaitangata, was fined $400 and disqualified for six months for driving with a sustained loss of traction at Kaitangata on June 8.

Timothy James Walker, 26, of Milton, was convicted and discharged for driving while forbidden on June 12.

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Christine Anne Dunn, 52, of Owaka, was sentenced to 250 hours' community work, 12 months' supervision, ordered to pay $937 reparation and disqualified for two years for driving dangerously and refusing to permit a blood specimen to be taken, on January 26.

Braydon Allan Clare, 27, farm worker, of Kelso, was sentenced to 100 hours' community work for driving while suspended on March 12.

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Liana Jane Gregg, 35, cleaner, was fined $750 and disqualified from driving for eight months for driving with a breath alcohol level of 504mcg at Kaitangata on June 2.

Jordan Te Ahu Currie, 17, of Kaitangata, 576mcg on June 3. Fined $650 and disqualified for eight months.

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Logan Phillip Wall, 18, shepherd, 546mcg on June 16. Fined $700 and disqualified for eight months.

Campbell James Wilson, 32, meatworker, was fined $700 and disqualified for six months for driving with a blood alcohol level of 99mg on April 15.

Shane Paul Hansen, 43, engineer, 108mg on March 15. Sentenced to four months' home detention, 200 hours' community work and disqualified indefinitely.

- The Southland Times

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