Drug-fuelled damage

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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A Dunsborough man has been given an eight-month prison term, suspended for 12 months, for two drug-fuelled criminal damage incidents and cultivating cannabis.

The man pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal damage, one count of reckless driving, one count of cultivate a prohibited plant, one count of possess drug paraphernalia and one count of possessing cannabis.

On September 1, Bruce drove a Mitsubishi Lancer while under the influence of methylamphetamine.

He drove the car over the kerb on Bussell Highway in Margaret River to deliberately damage signs.

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Police Prosecutor Sargent Daniel Talbot told the court the Lancer was seen driving on the wrong side of the road, mounting grassed areas and footpaths, endangering nearby pedestrians.

On October 1, he attended Dunsborough Lakes Caravan Park, where he used a hammer to smash the windows of a blue Holden Commodore and threw a brick through the window of a caravan causing $2000 worth of damage.

On October 25, a search warrant was carried out on a Dunsborough property where eight cannabis plants, about 60cm tall, were found next to Bruce’s granny flat, while 83.1g of cannabis was found in his bedroom.

Bruce was disqualified from driving for six months and fined $1500.

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