Oamaru District Court

By on January 15, 2015

The Oamaru District Court was held for the first time this year at the Humber St facility yesterday and was presided over by Judge Joanna Maze.

Michael James Bishop, 24, farmer, of Deborah, was convicted, fined $500 and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for nine months for sustained loss of traction on Seven Mile Rd on November 16, 2014. He was also convicted, fined $400 and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for nine months (to be served concurrently) for driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 477mcg during the same incident.

Karl Aaron Todd Blindell, 41, of Wanaka, was convicted, sentenced to six months’ community detention and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for 18 months for driving while suspended and dangerous driving after hitting a barrier on Lindis Pass severely damaging the vehicle and continuing to drive until it could not go any further on May 27, 2014.

Brendon Allan Dippie, 21, labourer, of Palmerston, was convicted, fined $250 and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for driving while suspended on Timaru Rd, Waimate, on October 19, 2014.

Melissa Ann Dippie, 18, of Dunedin, was convicted, fined $200 and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for six months for driving while suspended on Tiverton St, Palmerston on December 13, 2014.

Glen Owen Dawson, 46, fencer, of Reidston, was convicted and remanded on bail to reappear in the Oamaru District Court on March 18 after taking a jet boat and trailer worth $35,000 from Kurow on October 30, a trailer from CRT Kurow worth $2500 on November 12, 2014, and a five-tonne Bobcat digger worth $51,000 owned by Timaru Hire on the same day.

Khan Douglas Frew, 18, of Dunedin, was convicted and discharged on two charges of breach of community work on December 12 and December 19, 2014.

Nicola Ann Sutton, 49, of Hakataramea, was convicted, fined $550 and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for six months for driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 797mcg on Bledisloe St, Kurow, on December 20, 2014.

Raylene Michelle Temaiharoa, 40, of Oamaru, was convicted, sentenced to six months’ supervision, fined $400 and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for nine months for driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 1263mcg on Thames Highway on November 28, 2014.