Young Local Court in brief

There was a total of 35 separate cases heard in Young Local Court last Wednesday with Magistrate Michael O’Brien presiding on the bench.

FENSOM CONVICTED AND FINED

JAMES DARREN FENSOM of Monteagle Street, Young pleaded guilty on March 7 and April 4 to two charges of drive vehicle, illicit drug present in blood etc. 

On Wednesday the 22-year-old was convicted, fined $200 and disqualified from driving for three months by Magistrate Michael O’Brien in Young Local Court.

FINED FOR POSSESSING PROHIBITED DRUG

LUKE ANTHONY PELCHEN of Monteagle entered a written plea of guilty in Young Local Court last Wednesday at his first appearance to face charges of possess prohibited drug.

Magistrate Michael O’Brien convicted and fined the 30-year-old for the incident that occurred on May 23, 2017 when police alleged Pelchen was in possession of 0.46 grams of methylamphetamine.

                  OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE ENDS IN FINE

ADAM RICHARDS of Young plead guilty on May 10 to the charge of use offensive language in/near public place/school when he faced Magistrate Peter Dare SC in Young Local Court.

Last week the 34-year-old Cloete Street resident was convicted and fined $500 by Magistrate Michael O’Brien when he was sentenced for the offence that occurred on January 1 at Young Police Station.

WOMAN CONVICTED IN HER ABSENCE

REBECCA ANNE SHORTT of Cootamundra was convicted, fined $200 and disqualified from driving in her absence (exparte) in Young Local Court last Wednesday.

Magistrate Michael O’Brien handed down his sentence after reading over police facts tendered that described an incident on February 2, 2017 when the 27-year-old was pulled over by police and tested for alcohol and drugs.

Shortt’s drug test returned a positive result for methamphetamine which resulted in her being arrested and a second sample taken at Young Police Station also returned a positive result.