The Border Watch : December 17th 2013
2 NEWS VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au REASON TO CELEBRATE: Grant High School Year 12 students were dressed for the occasion when they celebrated their fi nal school year at The Barn on Friday, November 22. More pictures page 15. Prescription medicine warning LIMESTONE Coast Police attended a Kingston property on Thursday to search for drugs. The occupant of the house, a 28-year-old woman, was fi ned in relation to a small quantity of cannabis found at the site. Police also found prescription medication, not in her name, and it is expected she will be reported for possessing the medication. Subsequent investigations led police to report a 34-year-old Kingston woman for supplying the medication. The women will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date. Limestone Coast Police have taken action against a number of people in recent months for offences involving prescription medication. It is not only an offence to sell or supply prescription medication to another person or for people to receive medication not prescribed to them, but may be hazardous to health. bank that South Australians Put your in a Foodbank is an independent South Australian not for profit association that sources donations of food and groceries from the food industry for distribution to welfare agencies. We put over 2.2 million meals a year on the tables of hungry people, many of them elderly and children. As times get tougher, we need your help. Every dollar we receive is invested in ongoing programs to buy needed foods. Your donation or bequest will continue to generate food long after we are all gone. Foodbank Mt Gambier branch services the Limestone Coast and Western Victoria region. To donate visit www.fbsa.org.au 617738 LIGHTS LIST 2013 CHRISTMAS NORTH EAST 26 Hilltop Avenue 16th November to 8th January Map Ref I24 5 Dalkieth Drive Garden to view/outdoor 1st December to 26th December Map ref K19 Picture: FRANK MONGER Driver pays price Repeat offender hit with $1600 fi ne and costs Represented by defence counsel AN Adelaide man has been fi ned and lost his licence for eight months after he was caught drink driving in Mount Gambier in October. Sean Adamson, 43, appeared at Mount Gambier Magistrates Court last week to face the drink driving charge. The defendant was stopped by police on October 24 for a roadside screening test and recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.63. Police later realised that Mr Adamson also breached a licence condition, which included having an interlock device in his vehicle. In Mount Gambier for work, the business owner told police he had been drinking at a local hotel and knew he was offending. His apprentice had been expected to drive, but became too intoxicated. The court heard the defendant believed his driving condition had changed, therefore he had the interlock removed by a mechanic earlier in the month. The interlock was not to be removed until January 5, 2014. With three drink driving convictions, Mr Adamson showed a history of offending, but those offences were outside the five years to be considered by the magistrate. A TEENAGER caught speeding 21kph over the limit and driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle has lost his licence for three weeks. The 17-year-old youth breached his probationary licence in October when travelling at 81kph in a 60kph zone. He was stopped by police, but told the offi cer his speedometer was out and he thought he was within the limit. When asked about his car registration, the youth told police he had realised just two days before it was overdue and asked his girlfriend to pay the bill as he was away. so. Due to budget restraints, she was unable to do Working two jobs with a young family, the defend- NORTH WEST 53 Penola Road Garden to view. Santa & Christmas lights 23rd November to 28th December Map Ref K15 10 Mallee Street Garden to view/outdoor 11th November to 4th January Map Ref H8 THE LADY NELSON Visitor & Discovery Centre Jubilee Highway East (P O Box 56) MOUNT GAMBIER SA 5290 Phone 08 8724 9750 Fax 08 8723 2833 Tollfree 1800 087 187 www.mountgambiertourism.com.au • firstname.lastname@example.org “THE LADY NELSON” IS A DIVISION OF THE CITY OF MOUNT GAMBIER” 2 - The Border Watch, Tuesday, December 17, 2013 SOUTH EAST 21 Brigalow Crescent Garden lights 15th December to 1st January Map Ref O19 10 Brolga Street Garden to view 1st December to 31st December Map Ref T20 23 John Watson Drive Santa 10th December to 29th December Map Ref T18 636109 Kate Annells, she said her client was reluctant to leave his work vehicle in the hotel carpark due to the value of his tools. She told the court that Mr Adamson travelled to Mount Gambier from Adelaide for the court case. Magistrate Paul Foley gave credit for the defendant’s early plead of guilty, but said as a serial offender the minimum sentence was not suffi cient. He was fi ned $1600 and lost his licence for eight months. He was also ordered to pay court costs and a victims of crime levy. Teen put off road after being caught speeding ant told the Mount Gambier Youth Court he needed his licence to get to and from work, which varies in hours on week days and weekends. He said he had a big weekend before being stopped by police and was returning from a bucks party early to surprise his partner. “It had been a big weekend ... I think general fatigue caused me to be over the speed limit,” he said. “I probably shouldn’t have been driving.” With prior traffi c infringements, Magistrate Paul Foley told the defendant a short licence suspension was warranted. The licence disqualifi cation was issued for 21 days and he was fi ned $400. Court costs were waived.
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