Casino driver who allegedly hit pedestrian faces court
A CASINO man charged with striking a pedestrian will be assessed for whether he's suitable for rehabilitation, a court has heard.
Patrick Roger Wood, 26, was arrested in June after the alleged incident involving a group of pedestrians along Barker St, Casino.
Police will allege Mr Wood, who was driving a Nissan Navara, was travelling west before doing a U-turn and hitting a 40-year-old man.
The man was allegedly carried on the ute's bonnet for about 10m before falling to the ground.
The 40-year-old was taken to Casino Hospital for treatment.
Mr Wood, who remains on bail, was excused when his matter was briefly mentioned before Lismore Local Court last week.
Magistrate Jeff Linden granted the application for Mr Wood to be assessed by MERIT, which will determine whether he is eligible for rehabilitation as part of his bail.
Mr Wood has not yet entered formal pleas to any of his charges, which include driving furiously and causing bodily harm, using an offensive weapon to commit and indictable offence, two counts of driving a motor vehicle to menace another with intent, failing to stop and assist, driving on a dividing strip, not keeping left of a median strip, knowingly driving in a menacing manner and operating a vehicle so as to harass or intimidate a person.
He will next appear before Lismore Local Court on September 7.