Esperance Man Pleads Guilty to Five Charges

Including Four Driving Offences


14 December 2018

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A 20 year-old Esperance man has been ordered to pay more than $2300 for four driving offences and for breaching a community-based order.

Trey Kenton Smiler appeared in Esperance Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Richard Huston and pleaded guilty to all five charges.

Smiler had been placed on a community-based order for two assaults.

The court heard in July 2017 the offender parked outside McDonalds Esperance and began yelling at a female. He then grabbed hold of her collar, shook her and threw her to the ground. After the victim yelled at him, he returned and pushed her into the walls of the Bijou Theatre.

In March 2018, Smiler got into an argument with the same female at his address and pushed her. He repeatedly ignored reporting requirements and did not engage in mandated counselling. 

The offender was also caught driving with no authority due to fine suspensions on both days of the Esperance Agricultural Show when there was an increased police presence. Smiler was fined $300 for each of these driving charges and ordered to pay two lots of court costs after being caught and charged for the same offence whilst driving on Bandy Creek Road on October 28. Then, following a court-imposed suspension, Smiler was caught driving in Nulsen on November 10 and charged with no authority to drive. He was fined $400, given a nine-month suspension and charged $205.30 in court costs for this offence.

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