08/06/2015 04:39 EDT | Updated 08/06/2015 04:59 EDT

Nick Forlinano Gauthier, Montreal Cabbie, Who Allegedly Hit 2 Men With His Car Denied Bail

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MONTREAL — A Montreal cabbie who allegedly struck two men on purpose with his vehicle has been denied bail.

The Crown prosecutor in the case says the judge took into account in her ruling the need to protect society.

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

He is expected to return to court Friday to have a date set for his next appearance.

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

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

Crown prosecutor Catherine Souffront also said the accused has been charged with uttering threats in a separate case.


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