Joondalup Magistrate Court in brief: Drunk P-plater, thief employee, dangerous speeder

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P-plater drove while drunk
A MERRIWA P-plater was driving drunk and did not have his probationary plates showing when police stopped his vehicle in Clarkson.

Emanuel Mabior Matur Mayuen did not appear in Joondalup Magistrates Court on June 29 when he was convicted of driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) exceeding 0.08.

Mayuen was found to have a BAC of 0.089 when officers tested him on May 6.

Magistrate Deen Potter fined him $500 for drink-driving, $100 for not showing his P-plates and suspended his licence for six months.

Speeder says he’s sorry
A MAN has apologised after being caught driving at nearly 150km/h on the notoriously dangerous Indian Ocean Drive.

Winthrop resident Ferdinand Samuel Handojo pleaded guilty in Joondalup Magistrate Court on June 29 to travelling at 148km/h in a 100km/h zone in Gabbadah on April 25.

“I would like to apologise for my behaviour… I’ll never do it again,” he said.

Magistrate Deen Potter fined him $1000 and suspended his licence for six months.

Employee stole $4000
A FORMER employee of a Joondalup hi-fi store has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $4000 from the business.

Donna Kathleen Martin faced Joondalup Magistrates Court on June 27 and admitted to 10 counts of stealing as a servant from West Coast Hifi between the middle of last year and early 2018.

She stole about $4300.

Martin is to be sentenced on September 12.