08/05/2015 13:48 EDT | Updated 08/05/2016 01:12 EDT

Bail hearing starts for Montreal cabbie who allegedly hit two men with his car

MONTREAL — A bail hearing is underway in Montreal for a cabbie who faces seven charges for allegedly striking two people on purpose with his vehicle.

The charges against Nick Forlinano Gauthier, 32, include aggravated assault, criminal negligence and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

Someone close to the taxi driver testified at the bail hearing today but the evidence cannot be reported because of a publication ban.

The hearing will continue this afternoon.

The accused allegedly struck the two men for failing to pay their fare as they got out of the taxi on Monday.

An 18-year-old suffered head injuries, while a 20-year-old was also taken to hospital with less serious wounds.

(Cogeco Nouvelles)


The Canadian Press