Chester Borrows goes out on a win. His only one

via Stuff

Mr Borrows, a former police officer and former Courts minister, has been on trial in the Whanganui District Court this week charged with careless driving causing injury to protesters Denise Lockett and Tracy Treadwell on March 22 last year.

It was all a set-up.  Typical leftie protester stunt.  But for some strange reason, the Police decided to prosecute the case.  

Earlier today, Judge Edwards rejected a call to throw out the case after defence lawyer Nathan Bourke had argued there was no case to answer.

Mr Borrows today told the court he was worried a dildo being waved by another protester, Philip Rewiti, would be used to break the windscreen, or a protester would climb onto his car.

He said he drove slowly, padding the brakes, as he was trained to as a police officer, and was ready to stop if requested by an officer.

Ms Bennett said Mr Borrows drove “really normal and very slow” towards the protesters as they left, and she was “surprised” to see them in front of the car.

She was unaware of the car hitting anyone.

“Not at all. I did hear someone say ‘ow’ but I thought it was because police had moved them.”

In her evidence earlier, Ms Lockett said: “Horror actually flooded all the way through me. I thought ‘oh my God, you are going under girl’ and I folded over the bonnet.”

She said: “Chester began to drive and he paused, he slowed for a second, and then he kept coming. In my perception he actually sped up a little.”

A police officer told the court: “It was very ,very slow, really slow, idling pace slow.”
The officer dragged Ms Treadwell away but said she walked into the car.

I still can’t get over the idea that a Treadwell didn’t tread well to the point where the car tyre didn’t even leave a tread mark well.   (enough?)

Seriously, this farce should never have gone to court.

But at least Chester now has a victory he can reflect on when he thinks back about his parliamentary career.


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