Trial dates to be set for CNLOPB member Ed Drover

Ashley Fitzpatrick
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Charges include assault, failing to stop at scene of accident

A legal case involving a series of charges against an appointee to the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB) was called in provincial court in St. John’s this morning.

Ed Drover is facing three charges in relation to an incident unrelated to his work at the board. The charges include failing to stop at the scene of an accident and two counts of assault with a weapon, the weapon being a vehicle.

Drover has plead not guilty on all counts.

This morning, a lawyer for the Crown said the case is ready to proceed to trial. Drover was not in court, but his attorney requested the case be brought back at a later date, for the setting of the trial date.

It is scheduled to be called again on Friday.

Drover was appointed to the CNLOPB in 2009. He also acted as interim chair, prior to the appointment of the current chair, Scott Tessier.

afitzpatrick@thetelegram.com

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