2 Aug 2016

Chester Borrows pleads not guilty

10:13 am on 2 August 2016

National MP Chester Borrows has pleaded not guilty to a charge of careless use of a motor vehicle causing injury.

    Chester Borrows at Whanganui District Court 2 August

Chester Borrows at court today. Photo: RNZ / Robin Martin

The Whanganui MP and deputy Speaker appeared in the Whanganui District Court this morning.

The charge relates to an incident at an anti-TPP protest in Whanganui in March, in which two people allege they were injured.

The incident happened as Mr Borrows and Cabinet Minister Paula Bennett left a breakfast meeting in Whanganui.

Mr Borrows was remanded at large until 13 September when a case review hearing will be held.