Hit-and-run accused to go to trial

Saturday November 16, 2019 Written by Published in Crime
Charles Leger’s motorbike was rear-ended. 19102037 Charles Leger’s motorbike was rear-ended. 19102037

Alleged hit and run driver faces criminal and civil cases.

A young man accused of a high profile hit-and-run case will face trial, after he denied dangerous the driving causing injury facts.

Jeremiah Moce pleaded not guilty at the High Court on Thursday.

He is charged in connection with a red Honda Jazz that allegedly rear-ended motorcyclist Charles Leger, sending him flying head first into the road.

Leger suffered a deep gash on his forehead and bruises and abrasions to his arms and legs.

Defence counsel Lavenia Rokoika entered the plea for her client.

The car crash happened on a Saturday morning last month. The motorist in the red Honda Jazz is alleged to have driven off. It took police three days to track down the car and arrest Moce.

Lawyer Wilkie Rasmussen is representing victim Charles Leger. He and advised Justice of the Peace John Whitta that they would be making an application for reparation payments, probably in the Civil Court.

JP Whitta adjourned the matter to next week where a date would be confirmed by the court registrar.

Moce is on bail while his passport remains with the court.

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