A 27-year-old man who appeared in court last week on his 10th charge of assaulting a female was told his sister was terrified of him.
Watene Quinton Paul, a meat worker, appeared in Invercargill District Court before Judge Kevin Phillips for assaulting a female and threatening to injure with intent to intimidate on October 11, and driving while forbidden on August 27.
He was sentenced to seven months' jail.
Judge Phillips said Paul had arrived at his family home intoxicated and angry. His sister went upstairs. Paul followed her and pushed her into a wall while she was brushing her teeth, he said. When police arrived he gave no explanation and made no comments, the judge said.
His sister said in her victim impact statement she had always thought Paul was violent and was terrified of him, Judge Phillips said.
It was Paul's 10th conviction for assaulting a female in the past seven years, he said.
Mathew James Karetai was sentenced to four months' community detention, 150 hours' community work, 12 months' intensive supervision, was ordered to pay $2172.80 reparation, and disqualified from driving for one year and one month on two charges of intentional damage, two of threatening behaviour, assaulting a female, possessing an offensive weapon, a knife, on August 28, and driving with an alcohol level of 848 micrograms per litre of breath. He was also disqualified from driving for three months for failing to stop for flashing red and blue lights on August 9.
Samuel David Lawrence Owen, 19, was sentenced to two months' community detention for breaching community work on July 24.
Shane Peter Hope, 42, was remanded in custody to November 6 for sentence for breaching parole board release conditions on October 27 and breaching a protection order on October 29.
Jonathan Peter Anstice, 33, was remanded on bail to December 13 for sentence for injuring with intent to injure on August 25.
Tammie Mae Scott, 26, was remanded on bail to December 13 for sentence for injuring with intent to injure on August 25.
Paul James Ashby, 26, a labourer, of Gore, was remanded in custody to January 24 for sentence for wounding with intent to injure and assault using a knuckle-duster as a weapon at Gore on July 15, and growing cannabis and possessing cannabis plant for the purpose of selling or offering to sell it at Gore on July 20.
Zac Lance Pearsey, 28, a meatworker, of Gore, was remanded in custody to January 24 for sentence for wounding with intent to injure and assault with intent to injure at Gore on July 15, and growing cannabis and possessing cannabis plant for the purpose of selling or offering to sell it at Gore on July 20.
Michelle Ellen McCloy, 30, was sentenced to four months' home detention, 100 hours' community work and was disqualified from driving indefinitely for assaulting police, resisting police, refusing to go with an officer and driving with a breath alcohol level of 1260mcg on July 20. Judge Phillips said she was a woman who should never drink alcohol again.
Tony James Wright, 43, a shepherd, was remanded on bail to December 21 for sentence for driving while forbidden and with a breath alcohol level of 732mcg on October 6.
Dean James Wilson, a shepherd, of Te Anau, was remanded to December 21 for sentence for driving while forbidden and with a breath alcohol level of 954mcg at Te Anau on October 12.
Kenneth Maihi Te Ara Nicholas, 18, of Bluff, was sentenced to 60 hours' community work and disqualified from driving for eight months for driving while disqualified at Bluff on August 26.
Mathew Gary Corson, 21, of Riverton, was remanded on bail to December 21 for sentence for driving with a sustained loss of traction and with a breath alcohol level of 993mcg at Riverton on October 14.
Benjamin Jordon Ngatai, 18, of Wallacetown, was remanded on bail to December 21 for sentence for driving dangerously causing injury on October 10. The court was told he collided with another vehicle while driving at 60kmh to 70kmh in residential streets. Judge Phillips said Ngatai's driving was atrocious.
Jayde Conrad Rattray, 20, was fined $200 for driving while forbidden on October 25. Drink-driving James Stanley Doogin Dawson, 27, was fined $900 and disqualified from driving for eight months for driving with a breath alcohol level of 908mcg on October 27.
Grant McDermott Dixon, 53, 865mcg on October 27. Fined $1000 and disqualified for six months.
- The Southland Times