A 22-year-old man sentenced by Judge Dominic Flatley in Alexandra District Court last week "suffered major consequences for something he did not start", says his defence lawyer Tim Cadogan.
Bradley Cairns Beck was charged with assaulting Tevita Faukafa and fighting in a public place on March 4.
Beck was at the Alexandra Pie Cart with a friend at 3.45am when they noticed Faukafa walk over the roof of an associate's vehicle.
Beck's friend abused Faukafa and a fight ensued, before Faukafa and his friends left the scene, only to be chased by Beck and some of his associates and another fight broke out.
The defendant went to a nearby house, took a coffee cup and smashed it over the head of Faukafa, causing a cut to the back of his head.
Beck suffered an injured hand in smashing the mug, and four broken bones in his face in the initial fight, spending four days in hospital.
Judge Flatley said it was a case of two groups taking each other on after a big night out "with too much booze involved", sentencing Beck to 150 hours' community work on the assault charge, but convicted and discharged him on the fighting charge.
Brian David Alexander, 35, sentenced to 12 months' supervision on a male assaults female charge on June 8. He and his partner have now separated and he was going to counselling.
Jethro Uriah Budweiser, 24, sentenced to 12 months' intensive supervision for assault on June 17. He was ordered to undergo drug and alcohol counselling, a parenting programme and the assault and violence prevention course.
Tane Rakana Matika, 30, unemployed, of Cromwell, sentenced to 250 hours' community work and 12 months' supervision for assaulting a female on May 10.
Brenda Natasha Randell, 33, of Cromwell, sentenced to 12 months' supervision for assault. Randell was playing drinking games for several hours when jealousy issues arose and she started throwing items before Matika [see above] threw other items. An 11-year-old child woke and rang police to report the assault.
Marianne Tessa Paul, woolhandler, fined $500 and ordered to pay $1367.70 reparation after using blocks of firewood to smash eight windows on June 4.
Brenton James Cook, 23, labourer, of Cromwell, sentenced to 12 months' supervision after the theft of three bottles of codeine tablets from the Cromwell medical centre from June 20 till July 11.
Latham Christopher Olsen, 26, shearer, and Levi Kopahi Matika-Marsh, 18, presser, both of Cromwell, were fined $300 each for stealing firewood.
Dangerous driving causing injury
A 32-year-old music teacher who suffered neuro-psychological problems since he was run over at 17 was sentenced to four months' community detention after appearing on a dangerous driving causing injury charge from November 30, 2011.
Jared Leigh Stephen was sentenced to 260 hours' community work on other charges in February, but could not find suitable placement, so that sentence was dismissed and combined with the new charge and the new sentence.
Alan Michael Beauchamp, 20, labourer, of Clyde, fined $450 and disqualified six months for driving while suspended on July 3.
Andrew John Fraser, 25, cleaner of Mt Pisa, fined $450 and disqualified six months for driving while disqualified at Cromwell on June 30.
Duncan Gregor McLean, 17, orchard hand, disqualified for six months for driving while disqualified on June 24. McLean was also fined $800 for possession of cannabis and a smoking utensil on May 3.
Olga Merwhati Kuti, 41, contractor, of Ranfurly, was sentenced to 200 hours' community work, 12 months' supervision and disqualified for at least 10 months for a breath-alcohol reading of 907mg at Ranfurly on May 12.
Frank John Thompson, 57, of Alexandra, sentenced to 350' hours community work, 12 months' intensive supervision and disqualification of at least 15 months for a reading of 884mcg on March 30 - his third such conviction.
Toby Kieran Manson sentenced to 300 hours' community work, nine months' supervision and disqualified for 12 months for a breath-alcohol reading of 771mcg on May 19.
James Garry Milton, 55, of Gisbourne, 567mcg breath alcohol, June 8, fined $600, disqualified for six months.
Blake William Smith, 22, driver of Dumbarton, 593mcg, July 20, fined $1200, disqualified nine months.
Mark Anthony Eagles, 43, painter, of Cromwell, 476mcg, July 12, fined $500, disqualified six months.
Vicky Elizabeth Calder, 44, of Alexandra, 767mcg, July 5, sentenced to 200 hours' community work, 12 months' supervision, disqualified 12 months.
Louis John Willemsen, 56, beneficiary of Earnscleugh, 547mcg at Alexandra on July 12, fined $850 and disqualified for eight months.
Jodie Margaret Stenning, 25, student, of Cromwell, 925mcg at Alexandra, June 1. Sentenced to 40 hours' community work and disqualified for 10 months.
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