Partygoer can't recall 'drunken' act

Last updated 06:51 20/02/2014

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A partygoer who headbutted a man so hard he broke his nose told police he had no memory of the incident.

Robert William Cole, 22, was fined $555 for assault when he appeared before Judge Christina Cook in the Invercargill District Court last week.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Rob Mills said Cole was at a party in Yarrow St on January 24 when a fight between two guests broke out.

Cole helped restrain one of the fighters and the feud deflated. However, later in the evening, another party guest began making comments about the fight that Cole took offence to, Mr Mills said.

Cole then headbutted the guest's face with enough force to break his nose, Mr Mills said.

When questioned by police, Cole said he was heavily intoxicated at the time and had no knowledge of the event.

Lawyer Richard Smith said the headbutt was out of character for Cole, and would be best described as a "drunken, spur-of-the-moment, stupid act".

Assault

Bruce Trevor Ladbrook, 32, was remanded to March 25 for sentence for assault on January 15.

Kyle Bryan McKenzie, 23, labourer, of Edendale, was sentenced to six months' community detention, nine months' supervision, 280 hours' community work and ordered to pay $459.74 reparation for assault with intent to injure and with intent to intimidate, damaged a dwelling at Gore on October 31.

Jardon David Bennett, 38, labourer, was sentenced to six months' home detention for assault with intent to injure on January 1.

Cannabis

Sharne Elizabeth Smith was sentenced to 11 months' jail and ordered to pay reparation for possessing cannabis plant and cannabis oil for supply, two charges of dishonestly using a document and assault. She was convicted and discharged for driving while forbidden.

Breach

Zachary Dean Soper was convicted and discharged for breaching community work.

Without reasonable excuse

Dallas Robert, 21, was fined $220 for being in an enclosed yard without reasonably excuse between February 4 and 5.

Theft

Renee Marie Toomey, 24, of Te Anau, was sentenced to 50 hours' community work and ordered to pay $1000 reparation for theft of a 50-inch plasma television between April 17 and June 21.

Nathan Alexander Lumsden, 24, was fined $450 for theft of 13 railway sleepers, valued at $130, on February 12.

Refusing blood sample

Shane Craig Brammer, 37, was fined $850 and disqualified from driving for eight months for refusing to permit a blood sample to be taken on January 31.

Wilful damage

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Christian Bryce Fisher, 25, fisherman, of Bluff, was fined $400 and ordered to pay $1667.29 reparation for intentionally damaging a commercial fishing boat at Bluff between February 5 and 6.

Regan Joel Blanch, 21, concrete worker, was convicted and discharged for intentionally damaging a window on February 9.

Jamie Daniel Aaron Moore, 32, was sentenced to nine months' supervision, 130 hours' community work and ordered to pay $1393.29 reparation for wilfully damaging an oven, a toilet and a bedroom wall on December 21, and breaching a protection order on January 11 and 23.

Driving

Bradley John Speden, 28, of Otahuti, was fined $700 and disqualified from driving for 14 months for driving while disqualified on February 6.

Brandon Mason Leask, 41, fisherman, of Bluff, was fined $650 and disqualified for eight months for driving while disqualified on February 11. An order to confiscate the vehicle was also made.

Vicky Victoria Maaka, 47, was sentenced to three months' jail and disqualified for 18 months for driving while disqualified.

Brian Trevor O'Callaghan, 47, was sentenced to five months' jail and was indefinitely disqualified for driving with a breath alcohol level of 1161mcg at Lumsden on November 24, and was convicted and discharged for careless driving on the same date.

Drink-driving

Lindsay Trevor Francis, 21, meatworker, was fined $650 and disqualified for six months for driving with a breath alcohol level of 620mcg on December 26 and was ordered to appear for sentence if called upon with the next seven months for breaching release conditions on the same day.

Kaleb Floyd Morton, 18, meatworker, was disqualified for five months and fined $800 for driving with a breath alcohol level level of 180mcg (under 20) and for being an unlicensed driver failing to comply on January 25.

Daniel Joel Davidson, 21, 550mcg on December 22, fined $500 and disqualified for six months.

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