A Falmouth farm manager found guilty of assault after driving into a woman and then failing to stop after a crash on the Tasman Highway is set to appeal the verdict in the Supreme Court of Tasmania.
In early March, Brendan John Jordan, 44, of Falmouth, was found guilty of assault in the Launceston Magistrates Court after driving into Sharon Louise McLay with his vehicle during a dispute over a lamb in September 2018.
At a second hearing, Jordan changed his plea from not guilty to guilty on a charge of being a driver involved in a crash and failing to stop to give assistance.
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Magistrate Sharon Cure fined Jordan $2000 and disqualified him from driving for six months and imposed a 12-month restraining order that he not approach or remain within 20 metres of Ms McLay or contact her directly or indirectly.
In a notice to review filed with the Supreme Court of Tasmania on April 3, Jordan claimed that Magistrate Cure erred in fact and/or in law in finding the complaint proved, when on the whole of the evidence the finding was not reasonably open.
He sought that the sentence imposed be stayed pending an appeal.
Justice Michael Brett will hear the appeal on June 11 at 2.15pm.
Jordan will have his application to revoke the restraining order heard by Magistrate Simon Brown in the Launceston Magistrate's Court on July 17, 2020.
During the hearings the court heard that the woman was attempting to carry a lamb to her car from the farm believing that it was in poor health and was being attacked by ravens.
Jordan approached the woman and a verbal confrontation occurred before he grabbed the lamb away from her and carried it to his ute.
Jordan admitted that the corner of his bull bar struck the woman when he drove away.
He failed to stop immediately and render assistance to Ms McLay who suffered leg and hand injuries.
Magistrate Cure postponed the cancellation of his driving licence for 42 days while he made an application for a restricted licence.