Jesse James Clarke, who evaded police in Wodonga in January 2017, will not spend any further time in jail after pleading guilty to drug charges.
Clarke was arrested in Maidstone, Melbourne a month after the chase near Chapple Street, and his property searched.
Clarke on Wednesday pleaded guilty to possessing five kilograms of cannabis, illegal fireworks, and $53,275 in cash suspected to be proceeds of crime.
The court heard in Clarke’s defence that since completing parole in November, he had gained employment with a personal training company and had not offended.
Magistrate John Murphy said the 345 days Clarke had spent in custody or on parole aligned with the term usually imposed for such offences.
He fined Clarke $1000 for possessing fireworks, and warned him not to get involved with any drugs including steroids.
“This is your second prior for trafficking drugs and you’re in an industry where I would think you could be tempted,” Mr Murphy said.
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