Cook Islands High Court. Photo: Sian Solomon/21110511
A man has had his community service sentence extended by seven months after breaching his probationary conditions for the second time.
Tuileila appeared before Justice of the Peace Vania Kenning at the Criminal
Court in Avarua on Thursday. He pleaded guilty to breaching his probationary
to the summary of facts, read out in court, Tuileila breached his probationary
conditions by consuming alcohol on September 9. His conditions included that he
would abstain from consuming alcohol for the probationary period of 12 months.
He had previously breached his probationary conditions by consuming alcohol on
June 30, 2022, where he was fined $40.
probation office recommended that Tuileila served the remainder of his
probationary sentence as community service.
sentencing Tuileila, JP Kenning noted the fact that he had been warned
previously about the consequences of breaching the probation order.
sentenced him to serve the remaining seven months of probation on community
service, fined him $40 and ordered him to pay $50 in court costs.