David Spiers was involved in an assault charge in 1908. He had gone to deliver bread to James Scobie, the race horse owner and trainer, at Miner's Rest. There was an altercation between the two men. Spiers was drunk and abusive, and Scobie hit him with a stick and pushed him out of the house. Spiers had Scobie charged with assault at the Learmonth Police Court, however the case was dismissed and Spiers was made to pay Scobie's court costs of £3 3s.
- ↑ Learmonth Heritage Walk, Learmonth & District Historical Society, 2010.
- ↑ 1908 'WELL KNOWN TRAINER IN COURT.', The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), 27 March, p. 3, viewed 12 December, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12684507