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Offline rosco

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Re: warning to anyone anchoring for the night
« Reply #15 on: Sat 2 Dec 13:09 2017 »
Hi,

Nugget and i attended the launching of the new rescue vessel at VMR Jacobs Well and spoke with the water police in attendance and asked the question about DUI again.
What the situation is:
DUI on a vessel - lose your boat licence.
DUI on a vessel driving into a boat ramp and DUI for driving a car to the retrieve the boat- loose all road licence & boat licence.
DUI on the road: you lose all road licences but keep your boat licence.

The issue in his opinion about anchored boats: Unless the police have cause to attend a boat at anchor he would not board a houseboat or vessel to do a random check.

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    Re: warning to anyone anchoring for the night
    « Reply #16 on: Mon 4 Dec 11:38 2017 »
    Mate went to court this morning and was given the minimum fine $200 with no loss of licence. the magistrate said it was unusual that he was targeted for no reason considering he had been there for 2 days.

    Maybe the Cop was jealous !!

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    Re: warning to anyone anchoring for the night
    « Reply #17 on: Mon 4 Dec 12:42 2017 »
    Its good to see the magistrate had common scence. As I said initially ,its all kinds of wrong.
    $200 was a cheap fine but when you consider that I don't believe he should ever have been charged its $200 more than it should be. It also cost him time to go to court which is another expense if he had to take time off work(if still working) plus the effort to go to court instead of going fishing or sleeping in.
    Its not very often you will see a Beak support the criminal instead of the cops.
    Thats my rant over.
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    Re: warning to anyone anchoring for the night
    « Reply #18 on: Tue 5 Dec 15:27 2017 »
    Yes, I find the situation quite disgusting really.
    To me it screams revenue and a tick beside the cops name on the station performance board, provided that is that your friend was just enjoying his break and not bringing undue attention to himself through stupid onwater behaviour.....and then leaving the other 2 onboard??????That's just insulting. How rediculous!

    Just out of curiosity, and you can decline to answer this, but has your friend been charged with DUI in a motor vehicle previously?
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    Re: warning to anyone anchoring for the night
    « Reply #19 on: Tue 5 Dec 17:34 2017 »
    no previous charges. he is in his 60's lives on the logan and have never seen him keep an undersized fish or crab.

    thought he was doing the right thing and had no intention of moving that night.
    At least the Magistrate was as fair as the law allowed 

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