July 10, 2014

A man who threw a handful of coins at a hotel window – which to everyone’s surprise smashed the pane – was fined $300 when he appeared in Kingaroy Magistrates Court today.

Daniel John Morris pleaded guilty to wilful damage.

Police said Morris threw the coins at the window after being ejected from the pub due to intoxication.

Magistrate Bucknall ordered that he pay $175 restitution to the hotel, and issued an order banning him from the premises for six months.

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A Sri Lankan man being held at Villawood Detention Centre has been remanded to appear in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on September 15.

Muthulingam Raventhiran has been charged with public nuisance and common assault following an alleged incident in Kingaroy earlier this year.

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A man will be sentenced in the District Court on a date to be fixed after pleading guilty today to indecent dealing of a child aged under 16.

The media was ordered from reporting any details which could identify the victim.

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A man with 13 previous convictions for unlicensed driving has been sentenced to jail after pleading guilty in Kingaroy Magistrates Court to another count of unlicensed driving.

Timothy John McDonald was pulled over by police last month on the Bunya Highway near Kumbia while driving at 110km/h in a 100 zone.

A licence check revealed his licence had been suspended by the State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER) for failure to pay fines.

McDonald, who was unrepresented, told the court he had moved away from Brisbane and his “idiot friends” for a new start.

He said he did not know his licence was suspended as he had received no notification from SPER.

He said he had “changed his life around”, now had a family and “a kid on the way” and a full-time job.

Magistrate Bucknall sentenced him to three months’ jail, suspended immediately for 18 months. He was also disqualified from driving for three months and fined $250 for speeding.

“You’re on your last legs here. You come back and you’ll do time. Bring your toothbrush next time,” Mr Bucknall warned.