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Magistrate gives a second chance — and a new CCO — to Stanhope driver

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September 14, 2017

A man who didn’t realise he didn’t have a license has been fined $700.

A MAN who didn’t realise he didn’t have a license has been fined $700.

Brenton Northausen appeared before the Echuca Magistrates Court last Tuesday to plead guilty to unlicensed driving and a breach of a community corrections order.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Rachael Hitchins said the accused was driving in Stanhope on May 5.

‘‘The informant was on foot and unable to intercept the accused but identified him. After a check he was confirmed as an unlicensed driver. On May 11 he was interviewed by police and did not have a lawful excuse.’’

Magistrate Michael King said he was giving Northausen another chance.

‘‘I am cancelling your current CCO and issuing a new order for 12 months,’’ he said. ‘‘You will need to complete 139 hours of community work.’’

He was also ordered to pay $70.50 in statutory costs.

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