A man who assaulted a female while he was suffering from cannabis withdrawal was last week told by a judge his offending was caused by his low self-esteem.
Patrick Noel Dawson, 21, appeared before Judge Christopher Somerville in the Invercargill District Court for assault on June 4, threatening and doing a threatening act on June 8, and possessing cannabis and utensils on June 11.
He was sentenced to nine months' supervision, fined $750 and ordered to pay $1000 emotional harm reparation.
The court was told Dawson had been using cannabis daily, and the offending happened after he suffered withdrawals and was "on edge" and got into an "irrational" argument with the victim, which escalated.
Judge Somerville said it was clear Dawson needed help, and his offending was caused by low self- esteem and the withdrawal from cannabis.
Abraham Carl Wast, 25, meatworker, was fined $300 for assault on August 18.
Te Maungarongo Edmund Buckley, 22, of Dunearn, was ordered to come up for sentence if called upon within six months for threatening, assault with a blunt instrument and wilful damage on August 20.
Stephen Terrence Ruke, 19, was remanded to October 8 for sentence breaching a protection order and assaulting a child on July 30.
David James Murray, 44, of Gore, was fined $1000 for assault on May 11 and a final protection order was.
Nathan Adam Officer was ordered to come up for sentence if called upon within 12 months for breaching his release conditions on July 12.
David John McClelland, 34, was sentenced to four months' jail for breaching supervision on March 6, January 30 and February 11 and breaching community work on February 13.
Abel Williams Gear, of Stewart Island, was convicted and discharged for breaching community work on July 10.
Rory Mcleod Burfoot, 20, was fined $300 for disorderly behaviour and breaching the liquor ban on August 21.
Neil Craig Rodgers, machine operator, 37, was ordered to pay $500 to the victim for injuring a woman with reckless disregard on June 15. He threw a bar stool at a television set and it ricocheted and hit the victim.
Jacelyn Kaa Rangimarie Blake, 31, of Colac Bay, was sentenced to 100 hours' community work and disqualified from driving for six months for driving while disqualified and giving police false details on June 23.
Leonardo Calcasola, 17, was sentenced to 100 hours' community work and disqualified for six months, and an order was made to confiscate the vehicle for driving while disqualified on August 6.
Andrew Raymond Peek, 26, presser, was remanded to October 8 for sentence for driving while disqualified and with a breath alcohol level of 474mcg on July 26.
Regan Noel Mercer, 31, was remanded to October 8 for careless driving and unlicensed driving and driving with a breath alcohol level of 924mcg on July 31.
Cody Brook Jacobsen, 22, farm worker, of Awarua, was sentenced to six months' home detention and disqualified indefinitely for driving while disqualified and with a breath alcohol level of 451mcg on June 30 and driving while disqualified on June 24.
Bradley John Kincaid, 36, driver, of Winton, was fined $600 and disqualified from driving for six months for driving with a breath alcohol level of 562mcg on August 9.
Selina Margaret Anne Thian, 27, caregiver, 850mcg on August 18. Sentenced to nine months' supervision, 100 hours' community work and disqualified for eight months.
Morgan Brittany Wait- Carrodus, 25, 569mcg on August 17. Fined $550 and disqualified for six months.
Eva Rose Lainchbury, 22, caregiver, 768mcg on August 20. Fined $400 and disqualified for six months.
Jolyon Benedict Mcdonald, 25, dairy farmer, of Dipton, 694mcg on August 18. Fined $700 and disqualified for six months.
Arahi Justine McKay-Harden, 17, 844mcg on August 22. Fined $800 and disqualified for six months.
Jason Allan Cody, 23, meatworker, was fined $800 and disqualified for six months and an order was made to confiscate the vehicle, for driving with a blood alcohol level of 132mg on July 19.
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