News

Hoon doing 'donuts' tears up public field

A HOON has been caught ripping up parts of a playing field in Redbank Plains by doing a series of donuts in his car.

The driver, Michael Leigh Argus-Cullen, faced Ipswich Magistrates Court this week to plead guilty to driving without due care and attention.

The 18-year-old was seen by witnesses doing donuts and skids on grass verges and public fields at 1am in the morning on April 6.

Police prosecutor Constable Toni Hay said Argus-Cullen had been performing the stunt manoeuvres in his four-wheel drive with a group of mates.

Police were called to the location on School Rd and found the teen in his vehicle towing another car that had become stuck in the mud.

Argus-Cullen told officers he had not been involved in the hooning behaviour and had just arrived to help tow his friend's vehicle. However, after speaking with witnesses, it was found out the teen had been lying to police.

When police ordered Argus-Cullen to hand over his keys to impound his vehicle, he refused and locked the car and walked away. He was charged with an additional offence of obstructing police.

Defence lawyer Alexis Oxley said Argus-Cullen worked as a landscaper and required his vehicle for work.

Ms Oxley said her client had been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and had no previous criminal history.

Magistrate Virginia Sturgess told Argus-Cullen tearing up playing fields with his driving was "unacceptable" behaviour.

"I note you are employed as a landscaper - perhaps you could use your skills to repair some of the damage you caused," she suggested.

Argus-Cullen was fined $500 in court. No convictions were recorded.

Topics:  driving without due care and attention hooning ipswich magistrates court



Lightning lands at Amberley

TOUCHDOWN: The first of the RAAF's F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike fighters landed at Amberley on Monday.

5th gen fighter arrives

Father fights for recognition for Grantham flood victim wife

Gary Jibson (previously Danny McGuire) is fighting to have his late wife recognised as a rural fire fighter.

Llync-Chiann Clarke-Jibson and children swept to their death in 2011

Hey Premier, don't forget Rosewood train line

GET IT RIGHT: Cr David Pahlke, pictured with Lyndell Giansiracusa, wants the State Government to prepare for exponential growth in the Walloon-Rosewood region and increase train services.

Ipswich council calls for extra services to cater for massive growth

Local Partners

'I wasn't naked': Blanca Blanco speaks out

BLANCA Blanco made headlines around the world after 'accidentally' flashing, but she says she was actually wearing a nude bodysuit.

‘IT’S A LITTLE SAD’: Trump makes Oscars bungle all about him

US President Donald Trump claims Hollywood's elite were too busy mocking him to pay attention on Oscars night.

Donald Trump ‘explains’ Oscars stuff up.

Lama and Sarah’s ‘epic’ MKR fail

My Kitchen Rules contestants Lama and Sarah.

Tempers flare as Lebanese feast turns into an epic fail.

Oscars 2017: How did biggest award get stuffed up?

Presenter Warren Beatty shows the envelope with the actual winner for best picture as host Jimmy Kimmel, left, looks on at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The winner was originally announced as La La Land, but was later corrected to Moonlight.

'Guys in headsets starting buzzing around. They took the envelope.'

Lisa Curry can't marry her fiance

Lisa Curry breaks down in the jungle.

Lisa Curry says she can’t get married to her fiance

The true cause of the Oscars bungle

Faye Dunaway, left, and Warren Beatty present the award for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The Oscars ended with a moment that left everyone speechless.

HUGE OSCARS FAIL: Wrong film handed Best Picture award

Presenter Warren Beatty shows the envelope with the actual winner for best picture as host Jimmy Kimmel, left, looks on at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The winner was originally announced as La La Land, but was later corrected to Moonlight.

IN A monumental stuff-up, La La Land incorrectly named Best Picture.

Pahlke votes against "sardine city" small blocks

BOLD: Cr David Pahlke followed through on his opposition to smaller block sizes in the general council meeting.

David takes stand in council against State's housing density move

Casino boss loses $4m on waterfront Sunshine Coast home

The owner of this stunning Noosa home accepted much less than he had initially wanted for the home.

When illness struck owner forced to try and cash out of property

Mining homes dive: $600k homes sell for $120k-$300k

18 Yeates Street, Moranbah sold for $135,000 in December, after being repossessed by a bank. The owners bought for $545,000 in August, 2011.

The economy still has two speeds, but with a painful twist

Mackay's property market climbing like a Rocket Man

Renewed confidence in Mackay means more homes are being snapped up by those eager to plant their roots in the region.

There's movement in the real estate sector and it's all positive.

'Why we drove 800km to buy a treehouse with a disco ball'

The new owners have planned a few updates, but will stick with much of the original design.

A couple travelled almost 800km for the home of their dreams.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!