Police tried several times to remove Thomson, who continued to strike the man, before she was pepper sprayed.
The community mourned for the 17-year-old long after he died in a tragic crash. His family have come out in support of a new road safety police campaign.
A 20-YEAR-OLD man has been jailed over a brutal attack on a 71-year-old woman at her home in Barney Point.
A GLADSTONE caretaker who stole over $6000 from business owners has been ordered to pay it all back and serve a suspended jail term.
"When something like this happens in your community, it's so hard not to feel helpless...”
GLADSTONE region residents are being urged to prepare for a deluge of rain and destructive winds with Tropical Cyclone Owen tracking towards Queensland.
"The video proved to be hugely popular last year, which really showed we have a region that understands the importance of preparing for the storm season.”
A 16-YEAR-OLD girl was one of six motorists caught drink driving on Gladstone region roads and appeared in court this week.
ALCOHOL affects every person differently, which is why motorists shouldn't assume one drink per hour makes them safe to drive.
Sarah began writing in 2014 and for The Observer in 2015. She left the region in 2017 for a reporting stint at the Sunshine Coast and returned to her hometown one year later. From day one she has had a keen interest in police, court and crime reporting.