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Bike rider denies breaking man’s leg and drink driving

A man yesterday denied hitting a man on his bike and breaking his leg while under the influence of alcohol.

Tokeio Matthie-Crofton, 24, pleaded not guilty in Magistrates’ Court to causing grievous bodily harm to Frederick Smith by running into him on his bike while impaired.

The incident is alleged to have happened on July 5 in Warwick.

The court heard that Mr Smith suffered a fracture to his right leg as a result of the alleged incident.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe released Mr Matthie-Crofton, from Warwick, on $2,500 bail and adjourned the case until January 18.

He also ordered Mr Matthie-Crofton to pay an outstanding $1,200 fine by the end of the day.

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