City ranger faces court on assault

Tim EdmundsAlbany Advertiser
Delivery driver Peter Kinnane.
Camera IconDelivery driver Peter Kinnane. Credit: Albany Advertiser, Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

A City of Albany ranger charged with allegedly assaulting a delivery driver during a parking dispute last month has made his first appearance in court this morning.

Michael McCaffery, 56, was not required to plead to two charges when he appeared briefly in Albany Magistrates Court.

Mr McCaffery acknowledged the charges of aggravated common assault and unlawful damage with his defence lawyer Jamie Hodgkinson requesting a one-month adjournment for legal advice.

The City of Albany employee is accused of assaulting delivery driver Peter Kinnane outside Cosis Cafe on February 6.

Police allege the City ranger assaulted Mr Kinnane, 62, when he was issuing a parking ticket to him.

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This morning the court heard, Mr McCaffery also allegedly damaged a Mitsubishi Lancer sedan valued at $3000 owned by another man.

He will next appear in court on April 4.

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