A 21-year-old man did not appear in Orange Local Court on Monday when he was sentenced for driving despite not having a licence.
Cody Hatton of Discovery Drive was fined $500 by magistrate Terry Lucas.
It was the first time Hatton has been charged for the offence.
According to police facts, Hatton was driving north on Calang Street at 4.10pm on April 19 when police stopped him for a random breath test.
When questioned about why he was driving he said he needed to get to and from work, which was out of town but it was the first time he had done it.