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

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A MAN who didn’t re­alised 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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