NEW WESTMINSTER – A Surrey man who failed to show up in court to answer for his role in a "bloody and senseless" party bus brawl in Cloverdale in 2012 was sentenced to 18 months in jail in absentia.
A sentencing hearing was heard in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster after Justice Murray Blok ruled that Emmanuel Dario had absconded. Dario was to be sentenced on March 5 but didn’t show up. If and when he is found, he will go straight to jail to start serving his sentence, which includes two years probation, a DNA order, 10-year firearm prohibition and fines.