Man refused bail after arrest outside Young Courthouse

A 19-year-old man who was allegedly involved in an altercation outside the Young Courthouse on Tuesday morning has been refused bail. 

The man was arrested following the incident about 11am. He was charged with behaving offensively, failure to comply with police direction, intimidate police and resist police in duty.

The 19-year-old was due in court that day to face a charge of destroy property, and a detention application for failing to report to police and failing to live at a nominated bail residence.

Appearing at court in handcuffs, he pleaded not guilty to the fresh charges.

The prosecution, however, stated it “was a strong prosecution case” noting the amount of witnesses outside the court, and also CCTV footage.

They asked that bail be revoked and refused, also noting the man’s history of “non-compliance with bail acknowledgements and conditions”.

The court heard, on behalf of the alleged offender, that he was evicted from his bail residence but didn’t notify police.

The man was refused bail to appear via audio visual link at Young Local Court on February 19.

P Plate driver told to complete program

A P plate driver will complete the Traffic Offenders Intervention Program to boost his chances of keeping his licence.

The driver appealed his suspension at Young Local Court on Wednesday, however Magistrate Michael O’Brien adjourned the matter to give the man time to complete the program.

The court heard the P plate driver was speeding at 130km/hr on their way to Canberra.

P1 licence holders are restricted to 90km/hr while P2 drivers can travel 100km/hr.

“Driving privileges are valuable and carry with them enormous responsibility,” Magistrate Michael O’Brien said.

“Many lives have been lost already this year. I’m hoping to save you of a similar fate.

“It might instill in you a greater appreciation to have a licence.”

The matter was adjourned to April 10 to complete the Traffic Offenders Intervention Program.