MP Chester Borrows charged after allegedly driving into protesters

By Melissa Nightingale -

MP Chester Borrows has been charged over injuring two women with a car during a Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) protest.

The Whanganui National MP and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives told NZME he would defend the charge of careless driving causing injury for the March incident in Whanganui.

He would not comment further.

A charge sheet at the Whanganui District Court today showed a 59-year-old man named Kerry James Borrows - his birth name - was charged with operating a vehicle on Liverpool St carelessly, "and thereby caused injury to Tracey Treadwell and Denise Lockett."

It is not yet known when Borrows will appear in court.

Detective Senior Sergeant Neil Forlong would not confirm names, but said a 59-year-old man has been charged in relation to an incident on Liverpool St on March 22.

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