12 Jul 2016

MP charged over TPP protest incident

12:14 pm on 12 July 2016
Courts minister Chester Borrows at the opening of Oamaru's temporary courthouse.

Chester Borrows Photo: RNZ / Ian Telfer

National Party MP for Whanganui Chester Borrows has been charged with careless use of a motor vehicle causing injury to two people after an incident at an anti-TPP protest.

Police investigated a complaint about an incident in March this year, as Mr Borrows and Minister Paula Bennett left a breakfast meeting in Whanganui.

Mr Borrows' first court appearance is on Tuesday 2 August in the Whanganui District Court.

He said he intended to defend the charge but would be making no further comment as the matter was before the court.