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The Oamaru District Court was held at the Oamaru Opera House yesterday and was presided over by Judge Joanna Maze.

A 48-year-old North Otago man, with name suppression, was discharged without conviction under the Criminal Procedure (Mentally Impaired Persons) Act 2003 after indecently assaulting a woman on December 23, 2013.

Martin Thomas Byrne, 29, electrician, of Omarama, was convicted, fined $430, and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for six months, after driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 662mcg on Omarama-Lindis Pass Rd on May 20, 2014.

Logan John Chandler, 17, of Lake Hayes Estate, was discharged without conviction for operating a motor vehicle in a manner that caused sustained loss of traction on Thames Highway on March 16, 2014.

Katrina Elizabeth Coster, 48, of Oamaru, was convicted, sentenced to 75 hours’ community work, and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for 12 months and one day, for driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 582mcg on Bledisloe St, Kurow, on April 6, 2014.

Jamie Ross Cunningham, 27, of Glenavy, was convicted and sentenced to two years and five months’ imprisonment for causing grievous bodily harm with intent to injure, after punching, kicking and stomping on the victim causing them to become semi-conscious on February 15, 2013. Judge Maze said he refused to call an ambulance and the victim was only treated after she collapsed the next day with a ruptured spleen and had to have it removed.

Bronwyn Cecelia Haar, 39, of Waimate, was remanded on bail to appear in the Oamaru District Court on July 24 after pleading guilty to obtaining more than $15,000 from a client and ANZ Oamaru while she was employed by the bank between February 19, 2010 and September 23, 2011.

Richard John Harwood, 48, unemployed, of Oamaru, was convicted to 12 months’ supervision, and given 12 months’ supervision to be served concurrently in lieu of intensive supervision, for two breaches of his conditions of intensive supervision on March 3, 2014.

Kaden Scott Johnston, 17, dairy farm worker, of Peebles, was convicted and discharged for stealing confectionery valued at $16.25 from the Warehouse on February 4 and driving whilst forbidden on February 13, 2014.

Craig Steven Marsh, 27, of Oamaru, was convicted and discharged for breach of community work after failing to report without reasonable excuse on May 25, 2014.

Barry Dwain Petch, 39, of Oamaru, was convicted and ordered to come up in court if called upon, for contravening a protection order after calling his 14-year-old daughter three times and yelling at her while she was with her mother, younger sister and friend on June 1, 2014.

Riki Daryn Smith, 39, dairy worker, of Papakaio, was convicted, fined $1000, ordered to pay analyst fees of $93, and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for eight months, after driving with an excess blood alcohol level of 259mg on Thames Highway on April 22, 2014.

Matthew John Webb, 19, farm worker, of Oamaru, was convicted, fined $400, and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for six months, for driving whilst disqualified and driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 223mcg on March 19, 2014.

Max Harry Wright, 22, food industry worker, of Oamaru, was convicted and discharged for possession of cannabis, and convicted and fined $300 for cultivating cannabis, after police found three five-week-old plants, four grams of cannabis head and utensils for using, at a property on Ouse St on April 16, 2014.