Man who rear-ended penalised

Last updated 07:15 09/10/2012

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A 44-year-old shearer who ran into a vehicle in front of him while driving accepted he should have been able to stop, Invercargill District Court was told last week.

Alexander Anderson appeared before Judge Phillip Moran for driving carelessly causing injury on June 30.

He was ordered to pay $2655.32 reparation and $500 emotional harm reparation.

In addition, he was disqualified from driving for six months.

His lawyer, Richard Smith, said Anderson had been third in a line of vehicles when someone stopped to turn a corner.

Anderson could not stop in time and hit the vehicle in front of him, he said.

It was not a hard impact but he accepted he should have been able to stop, Mr Smith said.

Judge Moran said the degree of carelessness was not high.

Assault
Pihama John Tauroa, 36, was fined $400 for assault on September 9.

Nigel Dean Barrett, of Lumsden, was fined $750 for assaulting a female at Lumsden on September 15.

Breach
Jamie Brian Ruddell, 26, was sentenced to 80 hours' community work for breaching community work on July 27 and three charges of breaching release conditions.

Driving
Jordan Raymond Harwood, 20, was sentenced to 100 hours' community work and disqualified for nine months for driving in an unnecessary exhibition of speed or acceleration and driving with a blood alcohol level of 117mg on August 18. He was convicted and discharged for failing to give all information which might have led to the identification of the driver.

Benjamin Alex Bryant, 22, was fined $500 and disqualified for 12 months for driving while disqualified at Dunedin on June 28.

Quin Logan Ryan, 30, of Greenhills, was sentenced to six months' jail and disqualified for a year and a day for driving with a breath alcohol level of 562mcg on July 16. He was convicted and discharged for driving while forbidden on July 16.

Drink-driving
Wayne Walter Hill, 41, farmhand, of Winton, was fined $750 and disqualified for six months for driving with a breath alcohol level of 787mcg on September 28.

Stephen George Hinga, 49, driver, was sentenced to six months' community detention, 12 months' supervision and disqualified for a year and a day for driving with a blood alcohol level of 136mg on July 6. It was his sixth drink-driving charge.

Devon Jade Poole, 17, shop assistant, 449mcg, at Gore on September 2. Fined $350 and disqualified for six months.

Obtaining by deception
Carl Adam Peter Rutherford, 32, of Winton, was sentenced to 100 hours' community work and ordered to pay $8188.19 reparation for three charges of obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception, namely weekly compensation payments under the Accident Compensation Act, between 2004 and 2008.

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Haley Ann Rutherford, 28, of Winton, was sentenced to 100 hours' community work and ordered to pay $7683.86 reparation for obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception, namely weekly compensation payments under the Accident Compensation Act, between 2008 and this year.

Kirsty Kennedy, 33, was sentenced to six months' community detention and 100 hours' community work for three charges of obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception and six charges of dishonestly using a document to obtain a pecuniary advantage between 2006 and 2011.

Resisting police
Shane Peter Hope, 42, was remanded to October 5 after he admitted resisting police, assault and wilful trespass last month.

Theft
Craig James Crofts, 49, was fined $97 and ordered to pay $3 reparation for stealing sandwiches from Countdown last month.

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