The car of a New Plymouth District Council parking warden was damaged after it was deliberately rammed on August 8. (File photo)
The man accused of deliberately ramming the car of a New Plymouth council parking attendant has pleaded not guilty.
Shane Parker, 27, appeared in New Plymouth District Court on Thursday, where he pleaded not guilty to charges of willful damage and assault with intent to injure.
On August 8, he is alleged to have smashed a window at the New Plymouth District Council Civic Center on Liardet Street, before ramming his car into a vehicle being used by a parking attendant.
During Parker’s court appearance, attorney Samantha Hunt said the defendant was examined by the court’s forensic nurse, but no official report was required as a result.
However, Hunt said a private report would be requested for Parker, to address issues related to insanity and automatism.
This latter condition is defined as an act committed during a state of unconsciousness, or an act that is severely impaired.
Parker was released on bail until November 17 for a review hearing on the case.