Man who jumped onto Trentham Racecourse sentenced

From Midday Report, 12:43 pm on 4 March 2021

An incident in which a man jumped onto the Trentham Race track in the middle of a race has been described by the judge as "a moment of complete alcohol-fuelled madness".

Justin Bergman​​, who's 24, pleaded guilty to charges of criminal nuisance and unlawfully disrupting a meeting in a public place over the incident on Wellington Cup Day in January, in which he jumped three fences to get onto the racetrack.

RNZ's reporter, Ruth Hill, was at the Hutt Valley District Court for his sentencing today and spoke to Māni Dunlop.