TWO people who didn’t appear for their court cases have been sentenced anyway.
And both were charged with drug driving.
Kyabram’s Justin Bergman, 27 and Echuca’s Joanne Taylor, 36 both failed to appear in Echuca Magistrates’ Court recently.
The matters were both heard in an ex-parte hearing where magistrate John Murphy sentenced them in their absence.
The summaries were not read out in court. Mr Murphy convicted Bergman, fined him $500 and cancelled his licence for three months. Taylor was also convicted, fined $1000 and had her licence cancelled for six months.