Brazeau pleads not guilty to impaired driving charge
Sen. Patrick Brazeau at court in Gatineau, Que., on May 14, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Sean Kilpatrick)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, July 5, 2016 10:31AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, July 5, 2016 3:26PM EDT
GATINEAU, Que. -- Sen. Patrick Brazeau pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge of refusing to take a breathalyzer test.
Brazeau, 41, was not in court in Gatineau, Que., as the case was put over until Oct. 26.
The alleged incident took place on April 3 in L'Ange-Gardien, in western Quebec.
Last year Brazeau pleaded guilty to reduced charges of assault and possession of cocaine after a more serious charge of sexual assault was dropped because the Crown said it did not have sufficient evidence. He received an unconditional discharge.
Brazeau is also facing charges of of fraud and breach of trust in connection with his Senate expense claims. He has pleaded not guilty to those charges and his trial is set for June 2017.
Brazeau has started receiving his salary again after paying back various expenses the Senate deemed inadmissible.