Bored man pulls handbrake slides
A 24-year-old man pulled handbrake slides in his vehicle in The Warehouse car park because he was bored, Invercargill District Court was told.
Timothy Maurice Bradshaw, of Underwood, appeared before Judge Phil Moran last week for driving dangerously on August 18. He was fined $400 and disqualified from driving for six months.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Penny Stratford said Bradshaw drove over a judder bar at about 40kmh in the car park before driving on and doing a handbrake slide. The vehicle spun 180 degrees before coming to a stop.
He then pulled another handbrake slide.
When spoken to by police he said he did it because he was bored and did not think there was anything wrong with it because there was no-one around.
The store was open and there were about six vehicles in the car park, Ms Stratford said.
Bradshaw's lawyer, Katy Barker, said he did not know what he was thinking. It was impulsive behaviour he now regrets, she said.
Judge Moran said it was a dumb move.
"Next time you get bored, find something else to do."
Melissa Jayde Warburton, 19, was ordered to pay $950 reparation for intentionally damaging a vehicle on October 27.
Michael William Rewita, 47, was remanded on bail to February 19 for sentence for assault with intent to injure and breaching a protection order on November 25.
Craig Desmond Campbell, 31, was sentenced to nine months' supervision for common assault and assaulting a female, his mother, on November 13.
Rowan Joseph Edwards, 25, of Dunedin, was sentenced to 18 months' jail and disqualified from driving for 12 months for assaulting police, failing to stop for police, threatening to kill and burglary at Gore on December 8. He was convicted and discharged for resisting police.
Jamie Grant Cronin, 18, engineer, was sentenced to 75 hours' community work for assaulting police and resisting police on December 1 and breaching community work on November 17. He was convicted and discharged for breaching police bail on December 1.
Kory John Pennicott, 32, was sentenced to 40 hours' community work for assault on November 16.
Cyril Albert Fearn, 50, was convicted and discharged for assault on November 25.
Jaden Luke Kahuroa, 25 of Christchurch, was remanded on bail to February 19 for sentence for breaching community work on November 3 and 10 and breaching supervision on October 18 and 26.
Santos Reno Kirk, 17, was convicted and discharged for breaching community work.
Ngahoe Anita Bloxham, 19, was convicted and discharged for breaching community work on November 26.
Shane William Vincent, 28, was sentenced to 40 hours' community work for breaching intensive supervision on November 6 and 13.
Amanda Michelle McDowell, 23, was remanded on bail to February 19 for sentence for breaching community work on October 26 and November 9.
Russell Andrew Fowler, 38, table hand, of Woodend, was sentenced to 150 hours' community work and 12 months' supervision for two breaches of a protection order on September 30.
Amanda Twining was sentenced to 100 hours' community work and 12 months' supervision for breaching release conditions on November 22, and assault.
Kelly Thomas McNatty, 20, was sentenced to 120 hours' community work and ordered to pay $314.76 reparation for burglary and stealing petrol and petrol containers valued at $108.50 at Benmore on September 28.
Jamie Bryce Brown, 20, was sentenced to 27 months' jail for burglary on August 23 and November 19, and re-sentenced for assaulting a female on October 28.
Eugene Stewart Mulligan, 19, was sentenced to 100 hours' community work and disqualified for six months for driving while disqualified and with a breath alcohol level of 785mcg on November 20. Judge Moran authorised Mulligan to apply for a zero-alcohol licence, which will run for three years. "If you don't apply for that licence you will be deemed to be unlicensed."
The NZ Transport Agency website says the court may impose a zero-alcohol sentence, if it thinks that is suitable, for repeat or first-time high-end drink-drivers. If it is imposed, the person is required to hold the licence for three years, during which time they must maintain a zero alcohol limit while driving.
Nichol Jayden McMurdo, 17, was remanded on bail to February 5 for sentence for driving while disqualified at Mataura on November 3.
Tony Allan Cameron, 39, was sentenced to six months' home detention and disqualified indefinitely for driving while forbidden and with a breath alcohol level of 1005mcg on September 27. Judge Moran also authorised Cameron for a zero-alcohol licence, which will run for three years.
Sierra Leigh Pearce, 23, of Woodlands, was ordered to pay $300 emotional harm reparation and disqualified for six months for driving carelessly causing injury on August 18.
Gordon Francis Turnbull, of Tuatapere, was fined $300 and disqualified from driving for six months for driving with a breath alcohol level of 443mcg at Tuatapere on December 7.
Alan James Solomon, of Riverton, 609mcg at Riverton on November 18. Fined $500 and disqualified for six months.
Ricky Adam Hamilton, 33, forest worker, was fined $650 and disqualified for six months for driving with a blood alcohol level of 141mg on November 18.
The Southland Times