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Photos have emerged of the incident where Deputy Speaker/National MP Chester Borrows drove into a protester: pic.twitter.com/gzpPtKKPZA
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From the video this doesn’t look like a deliberate attempt to injure, but it does look like dangerous and aggressive driving. Not the first time this sort of thing has happened.
I/S at No Right turn discusses the potential consequences.
I hope the Police discuss with Chester the obligations of a driver if they are involved in an injury accident, no matter whose fault it is.
Section 36 of the Land Transport Act 1998 states:
36 Contravention of section 7 or section 22 involving injury
(1) A person commits an offence if the person—
(c) without reasonable excuse, contravenes section 22 by failing to stop and ascertain whether any person has been injured, and render assistance, after an accident where a person has been injured or killed.
(2) If a person is convicted of an offence against subsection (1),—
(a) the maximum penalty is imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding $20,000