A man who elected to bring a December speeding charge to court, was convicted in his absence when he failed to appear on the third time the matter was listed.
Geoffrey Rowland Keipert, aged 73, of Lower Piambong Road, was fined $110 for the charge 'Class A motor vehicle exceed speed more than 10 km/h - Estimated'.
Police stopped Keipert at 11.12am on Monday, December 17, 2018, driving at 116km/h along the Black Stump Way, Coolah [100km/h road]. He told them "I find that hard to believe, my car has been playing up and I haven't been using the cruise control".
After electing to have the matter heard in court, it was listed three times - April 5, July 5 and 17. With the first two times put over at the request of Keipert.
However, on the latter date in Mudgee Local Court, Magistrate David Day ran out of adjournments.
"I'm satisfied he knew about today's date," he said. "It's a lot of mucking around for an election."