Portland woman on good behaviour bond after shoulder charge on police | Court

A Portland woman has been placed on a 12-month good behaviour bond for intimidation, and assaulting police in the execution of their duty. 

Lacee Kathleen MacDougall, 27, was charged after a domestic incident in Portland on February 12. When police attended the home after reports she had been threatening someone, the court heard she shoulder charged an attending police officer in the right side of his rib cage before arming herself with a pair of scissors. 

She was arrested and taken to Lithgow Police Station, where she was charged. 

MacDougall pleaded guilty to the offences. 

Interlock order

A Wallerawang man was fined $1200, disqualified from driving and ordered to install an interlock device at a hearing at Lithgow Local Court on September 6 for high range drink driving.

Mathew Dewayne Milton, 38, was pulled over by police driving on Wallerawang’s main street at 10.30pm on May 5. He returned a blood analysis of 0.152. 

He was also fined $300 for consuming alcohol from an open container while driving. 

Drink driving

Lee Ann Winks, 49, of Lithgow was fined $600 and disqualified from driving for 12 months after being found guilty of high range drink driving. 

Police came across her vehicle stationary in the middle of the road in Clarice Street at 1am on August 21. Winks, who was at the wheel, was arrested and taken to Lithgow Police Station, where she returned a blood alcohol level of 0.158. 

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Drug possession

Anthony John McManus, 44, of Lithgow was fined $200 after being found in possession of two grams of methamphetamine in Bowenfels on July 24. 


Lithgow man Michael Furner-Connor, 19, was placed on an 18-month good behaviour bond for assault occasioning actual bodily harm at Lithgow Local Court on September 6. 

He was found guilty of punching a man at a property on Hartley Valley Road in the early hours of February 7.  

Drive away

A Bathurst man was fined a total of $500 for negligent driving and failing to give his particulars to the owner of another vehicle in Lithgow Local Court on September 6. 

James Thomas Ricketts, 41, hit another vehicle while reverse parking on Main Street on April 30. He told police, despite causing significant damage to his own car including breaking off a piece of the bumper bar, he did not believe the other vehicle had been damaged. 

Ricketts, who told officers he was distracted by having to deal with issues relating to a death in the family in Lithgow that day, drove away a short time later. A witness, who had taken a photo of the offending car, approached the victim when he came back to his ute, which had a scratch on it. He contacted police. 

Contravene order

Lithgow man Robert Patrick Waldock, 41, was given a suspended three month jail term for breaking the conditions of an apprehended violence order.