Community work for man who spat at police

Last updated 14:18 23/12/2013

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A man spat at two police officers and resisted arrest, the Invercargill District Court has been told.

Jamie Brian Ruddell, 28, appeared before Judge Phil Moran last week for resisting police, behaving in a disorderly manner and assaulting police on October 29.

He was sentenced to 80 hours' community work but was convicted and discharged for the disorderly behaviour.

Judge Moran said Ruddell spat at two police officers and hit one of them.

He did not remember the offending but had pleaded guilty.

His lawyer, David Slater, said Ruddell's behaviour was more disorderly than anything.

Receiving

Maddison Luke Hanes, 19, shearer, was ordered to pay $515.95 reparation for receiving a circular saw and wrench being reckless as to whether or not they had been stolen on September 7.

Breach

Fabian Joshua Davis was sentenced to 40 hours' community work for breaching post-detention conditions.

Shannon Matthew Brown, 19, was convicted and discharged for breaching community work on December 11.

Driving

Codie Michael Hair, 23, was fined $850, ordered to pay $200 reparation and disqualified from driving for nine months for driving dangerously and with a breath alcohol level of 915mcg on December 14.

Nigel John Hicks, 41, was sentenced to three months' community detention, 100 hours' community work and disqualified for 12 months for driving while disqualified on October 24.

Logan Stephen Woolen- Thurston, 17, was fined $400 and disqualified for six months for driving with a sustained loss of traction on October 21.

Sophia Moana Brooking, 22, was fined $300 and disqualified for six months for driving while suspended on November 22.

Brendon Paul Wilson, 19, farm hand, of Waipango, was sentenced to six months' community detention and 12 months' supervision for driving while disqualified and with a breath alcohol level of 374mcg on October 14.

Kingi Mathew Pohoiwi, 39, shed hand, of Ohai, was sentenced to four months' community detention for driving while disqualified at Ohai on November 12.

Stanley Rex Gibson, 20, farm hand, of Gowan Hill, was fined $500 for driving while disqualified on November 21.

Adrian David Fuatavai, 44, mill hand, was fined $800 and disqualified for six months for driving dangerously and while under the influence of alcohol drink to such an extent he was incapable of having proper control of the car at Riverton on November 24.

Michael Charles Kahukura, 25, labourer, of Omakau, was fined $800 and disqualified for 12 months for driving while disqualified on December 14.

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Zyon Teraki Kihau Otene, 18, was fined $400 and disqualified for six months for driving while suspended on December 1.

Drink-driving

Geoffrey John Crawley, 42, was sentenced to 120 hours' community work and disqualified for one year and one day for driving with a breath alcohol level of 924mcg on November 15.

Oceania Mataiti, 28, 555mcg on November 24. Sentenced to 100 hours' community work, disqualified indefinitely and authorised to apply for a three-year zero alcohol licence.

John Barry Hamilton, 53, of Ohai, 547mcg on December 13. Fined $450 and disqualified for six months.

- The Southland Times

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