A man who punched another man near the Goulburn Skatepark has been placed on a Community Corrections Order.
Zac Sidney Bunt, 20, of Goulburn, pleaded guilty in Goulburn Local Court on November 27 to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possessing a prohibited drug.
Police facts tendered in court said on July 21 at 1.30pm, Bunt was at the Goulburn Skatepark in Victoria Park.
He got into a verbal altercation with another man, who was sitting about 50 metres away from the Skatepark.
The victim and his friends moved away, but were followed by Bunt, who struck the person to the right of his head with a closed fist.
The victim felt immediate pain and fell to the ground.
The police were called and they spoke to the victim.
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They arrested Bunt at 2.15pm at the Skatepark. They also located a small amount of green vegetable matter in a plastic bag between his phone and its case.
In court, magistrate Geraldine Beattie said it was a serious offence.
"You approached the victim and it ends up with you punching him in the face," she said.
"He received a laceration to the lip and was taken to hospital. Just because there may have been taunting, that does not mean you get violent.
"You need to walk away and not respond with violence."
She noted he had engaged with Pathways regarding his drug use.
She placed him on an 18-month Community Corrections Order.
A man who was caught travelling at 135km/h on the Hume Highway near Marulan has been heavily fined.
Joseph Lencip, 33, of Toongabbie, NSW pleaded guilty to speeding when he appeared in Goulburn Local Court on November 20.
Police facts tendered in court said on September 22 at 10.50am, they recorded Lencip on a Lidar travelling in a vehicle at 135km/h on the Hume Highway near Marulan while they were carrying out stationary speed checking.
Lencip represented himself in court.
He said he was a caterer and unable to monitor his speed properly because he was carrying catering gear in the rear of his car.
He increased his speed when merging lanes to avoid being hit from the car behind that was following him closely, he said.
He said he was worried that food containers in the rear were going to spill and he was distracted momentarily from his speed.
Magistrate Geraldine Beattie did not accept this as an excuse.
"It is a serious speeding matter," Ms Beattie said.
"It is a busy highway and there are lots of heavy vehicles on that road.
"You could have pulled over to check if the food was spilling.
"Going that fast, you can't stop quickly enough to avoid danger."
She convicted him and fined him $400.
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