Whanganui National MP Chester Borrows will face a trial over a charge of careless use of a motor vehicle causing injury.
His application to have the charge dismissed was turned down today by District Court judge Jim Large.
The charge relates to an alleged incident in March when Borrows and cabinet minister Paula Bennett who, had been speaking at a breakfast function, were driving away from the venue.
The meeting had attracted a group of protestors against the Trans Pacific Partnership.
Borrows, who is also Parliament’s deputy Speaker, had pleaded not guilty.
The fact Large J has permitted this to continue is a reflection on his lack of fortitude to draw a line under this whole charade. Check it out for yourself: