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Jail For Driver Who Crashed Into Police Car While Drunk Four Times Over The Limit

A 24-year-old man has been jailed over a head-on crash with a police car at Golden Beach last year which cost his passenger an eye and put an officer off work for more than three months.

The Maroochydore District Court heard Dylan Jack McNeish was driving without his headlights on and there were signs his car had been doing burnouts before the cash on Westminster Ave on January 17, 2014.

His car was on the wrong side of the road when it crashed into a police car,  which had headed to the area after reports about the way the car was being driven.

McNeish recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.219% two hours after the crash.

Read more in Sunshine Coast Daily.

Source: www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au

Woman Who Assaulted Police Avoids Jail

A Maydena mother of three who threatened and assaulted police during a late-night attack last summer that a magistrate has labelled “pretty disgraceful” has avoided jail.

Sammie-Jo Louise Unsworth pleaded guilty to a number of charges arising from the incident at her Upper Derwent Valley residence at 2.45am on January 16, in which she called one police officer a “f…ing maggot”, threatened to cut another officer’s throat, and punched one policeman to the face.

Read more in The Mercury.

Source: www.themercury.com.au

The Desperate and Drug Affected Roll Through Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Saturdays

An ill wind blowing fallen leaves down Lonsdale St moans through the empty corridors at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

Usually, on weekdays, this court building would be a buzzing hive of lawyers, police officers and defendants appearing for mentions, pleas or preliminary hearings.

But today is a Saturday and — apart from a couple of clerks, two police prosecutors and a handful of young police informants — the building is eerily empty.

Court One is the only courtroom operating today, and every young teenage school kid should be here to witness the proceedings.

It is a day of cautionary tales about the perils of drug use, the repercussions of acting violently towards women, the importance of respecting authority and the ripple effect of wasting precious opportunities when they come your way.

It is also a sobering eye-opener as to the weird, wired, woeful, wild and downright dangerous people either living in or floating like flotsam through our suburbs and our city.

Opportunistic and dangerous, they belong to an element of society driven by drug use, desperation and anger.

Read more in the Herald Sun.

Source: www.heraldsun.com.au

Man Accused of Multiple Attacks On Police Allowed Bail

A man accused of several ­attacks on police and who is on 12 good behaviour bonds has been released on bail after being arrested for spitting on an officer and kicking another in the stomach.

Parramatta Bail Court registrar Ross Lawton told Keith Quayle, who faces nine charges of assaulting or resisting police officers, that he didn’t think the 26-year-old would “get ­another chance” before releasing him on strict bail.

Quayle was already facing six charges of assaulting and ­resisting police when he allegedly assaulted two constables at Merrylands on Sunday night.

Read more in The Daily Telegraph.

Source: www.dailytelegraph.com.au

Inquest Into the Deaths Arising From the Lin​​dt Café Siege​: Segment To Start Monday

The inquest into the deaths arising from the Lindt Café siege will examine the circumstances surrounding, and issues arising in relation to, the deaths of Tori Johnson, Katrina Dawson and Man Haron Monis in December 2014.

The inquest is being held in segments, with findings expected to be delivered by the State Coroner in 2016. The dates of the current segment of the inquest are Monday, 25 May 2015 to Friday, 5 June 2015.

Read more about the inquest and attendance and watch live stream of the opening address of Lindt Cafe Inquest (on 25th May) on the Lindt Cafe Inquest

Source: www.lindtinquest.justice.nsw.gov.au

Daniel Kerr In Court: Former West Coast Eagles Footballer Face Charges of Endangering Life

Former West Coast Eagles footballer Daniel Kerr faced court on Tuesday over allegations he endangered a couple’s life late last year by pouring petrol around a Glendalough property and threatening to light it…

Source: www.heraldsun.com.au

New South Wales Driver Of A Car Fitted With Police-like Lights And Fake Licence In Court

Man from the NSW town of Bargo may have been impersonating a police officer with special lights fitted to his Ford Falcon XR6 car, a court heard yesterday. The lights were blue in colour and the headlights and indicators also flashed. Officers believed there was no doubt the public could easily assume Fullerton’s car was an unmarked police vehicle…

Source: www.bordermail.com.au