National MP Chester Borrows has been charged with injuring two protesters with a car in his local electorate.
The Deputy Speaker and Whanganui MP on Tuesday confirmed he faces a charge of careless use of a motor vehicle causing injury to two people outside the Collegiate Motor Inn in March.
Cabinet minister Paula Bennett was also in the car that was caught on camera allegedly coming into contact with TPP protesters in a driveway as it slowly pulled out onto the road.
Mr Borrows said in a statement he intended to defend the charges but would not make any further comment.
What a ridiculous “technical” charge.
It was set up to capture video, with the old bag calling out if anyone got it on camera.
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