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Cox’s Cove man will go to trial on impaired driving causing bodily harm in the fall

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A Cox’s Cove man has pleaded not guilty to impaired driving causing bodily harm and will go to trial on that charge and five others later this fall.

Katlin Dean Payne entered pleas to the six charges during an appearance in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in Corner Brook on Monday morning.

The charges stem from an accident that occurred on Aug. 4, 2017 in Irishtown-Summerside. Another man was injured as a result of the accident.

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In addition to the charge of impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, he also pleaded not guilty to impaired operation of a vehicle with a blood/alcohol concentration over 80 mg that caused an accident resulting in bodily harm, dangerous driving causing bodily harm and criminal negligence in the operation of motor vehicle causing bodily harm

Payne wasn’t arrested until late October 2017 and was released on a recognizance after the charges were laid in provincial court.

It’s alleged he broke the curfew condition of that court order on Nov. 2, 2017 and on Feb. 10, 2018. He entered not guilty pleas to two breaches of a recognizance

Payne had pleaded not guilty to the charges related to the accident and one of the breaches in provincial court in January 2018, but later elected to be tried in the Supreme Court.

His judge-alone trial on the six charges is set for Oct. 21-25. A pretrial conference will take place on June 17.

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