Skating on thin ice after rampage
SKATER girl Sarah Jane Lindsay used her skateboard to create havoc inside a Lismore pub when she went on a glass-smashing spree after being barred.
Lindsay, 27, of Lismore, pleaded guilty in the Lismore Local Court on Monday to destroying a tray of schooner glasses and glass shelving at the New Tattersalls Hotel on July 23 last year.
Lindsay, in unrelated charges, also pleaded guilty to assaults on her mother and her mother’s partner at South Golden Beachon August 1 last year.
In a third matter, Lindsay pleaded guilty to the larceny of a chocolate bar and hairclips from Woolworths in July last year.
Defence lawyer Rachael Thomas said Lindsay did not recall the two-week period when theassaults occurred because she was on ‘a bender’ involving medications, alcohol and hallucinogenics. “She accepts her behaviour was appalling,” Ms Thomas said.
Lindsay, a past volunteer at the Lismore Soup Kitchen, was also being helped by the Magistrate’s Early Referral Into Treatment Program (MERIT) and was receiving counselling with a psychiatrist. She also had been in contact with Narcotics Anonymous.
Ms Thomas said MERIT hadassisted her client to change her life with an abstinence from intravenous drugs and Lindsay accepted at the time of the offences she had been on a downward spiral.
Magistrate Robyn Denes fined Lindsay $150 for the larceny offence and $300 for destroying the hotel property. She was also ord-ered to pay the hotel $100 compensation.
Ms Denes placed Lindsay on a 15-month good behaviour bond on the two assault charges.