A 22-YEAR-OLD man succeeded in having a charge of driving a vehicle involved in causing bodily harm dismissed in the Collie Magistrate's Court last week.
Mokowhiti Katene Rikihana, 25, also had costs of $1500 awarded to him. On a second charge, Rikihana pleaded guilty to careless driving and was fined $200 with $66 court costs.
The court heard that Rikihana reversed his car into a group of people standing in the McDonalds drive-through at 10.45pm on May 9 last year.
Defence lawyer Michael Devlin said there was an argument between Rikihana and the group, with one person "bouncing" the car.
ALAN Roy Porter, 25, pleaded guilty to drink driving while on a suspended licence.
The court was told Porter accidentally drove his car off Coalfields Highway at 4.56pm on November 8, damaging a sign before reversing into a tree.
Prosecutor Sgt Barry Phelps said emergency services, including police, were called to the scene and Porter was taken to Bunbury Regional Hospital for treatment.
Porter recorded a blood alcohol level of 0.03 per cent. He held a learner's permit and had previous unpaid traffic fines, Sgt Phelps said.
He was fined $350 with costs of $129.35.
Fraud guilty plea
ROBERT Shane Ugle, 46, pleaded guilty to fraud.
Sgt Phelps said Ugle got $300 after selling stolen jewellery at Bunbury Cash Converters.
Ugle said the jewellery was given to him by his brother and he assumed it belonged to his brother's partner.
He was put on a 12-month conditional release order.
Stealing and fraud conviction
VALESTA Louise Hart, 29, pleaded guilty to stealing and fraud.
The court was told that Hart stole an iPhone worth $800 from a Perth casino at 3.30am on Saturday, September 3.
She later pawned the phone at Cash City in Belmont for $150.
Magistrate Kelvin Fisher ordered Hart to complete 40 hours of community service. She was also ordered to pay $150 compensation to Cash City.