Man pleads guilty over Rochester tent death

John Forbes leaving Bendigo Magistrates Court in June.

John Forbes leaving Bendigo Magistrates Court in June.

A MAN accused of running over a woman in a tent in Rochester has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death. 

John Forbes, 24, of Lake Bolac, appeared in Bendigo Magistrates Court on Wednesday on charges relating to the death of a Yarraville woman, 35, found dead at a music festival on January 26.

The court heard Mr Forbes would plead guilty to the charge of dangerous driving causing death. 

Magistrate Kay Robertson struck out other charges including culpable driving, driving while under the influence of alcohol, driving while under the influence of drugs and failing to stop and render assistance.

The case was adjourned to a plea hearing in a County Court in November.

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