Dunwich man in court on domestic violence charges, police fine two men for four-wheel drive antics on North Stradbroke Island

A DUNWICH man has appeared in court charged with domestic violence offences after allegedly assaulting his partner twice in three days.

ARREST: A Dunwich man has appeared in court charged with domestic violence offences.

ARREST: A Dunwich man has appeared in court charged with domestic violence offences.

The 32-year-old will reappear in court having been released on bail with conditions not to visit North Stradbroke Island.

The man is alleged to have assaulted his partner on the street on September 7 and at a residence on September 9.

Sergeant Darren Scanlan urged people to call triple zero immediately if they saw or heard what they believed was domestic violence.

"Don't assume someone else will do it," he said. "Your call can be the difference between police intervening and helping the parties or for the victim to continue to suffer in silence.

"Domestic violence is not tolerated in any community, not now, not ever."

Men fined for 'Titanic' beach drive

TWO men have been fined for their weekend four-wheel-drive antics on Main Beach at North Stradbroke Island.

Police allege a car had been swerving in and out of the water while a man was hanging out of the sunroof with his arms raised.

The 26-year-old Inala driver was fined for careless driving and hit with a second ticket because his passenger was not wearing a seatbelt.

A 26-year-old Sunnybank man was also fined for not wearing a seatbelt.

Sergeant Scanlan said the incident took place at high tide.

Police had picked up the four-wheel-drive shortly after 3pm on Saturday while patrolling Main Beach near George Nothling Drive.

"Stupid people doing stupid things," Sergeant Scanlan said. "He was doing the pose from the Titanic movie and would have ended up the same way too if they had rolled."

Dunwich police have issued 20 traffic fines over the past two weeks, including seven for drivers travelling 20-30km/h over the limit.

Among the speeds recorded were 100km/h in a 70km/h zone on East Coast Road and 86km/h in a 60km/h zone on Main Beach.

Sergeant Scanlan said speeding was one of the fatal five behaviours and travelling just 5km/h over the limit in urban areas was enough to double the risk of a casualty crash.

"Combine this with our unpredictable wildlife and everchanging beaches and the risk is even greater," he said.

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