Toko­roa ac­cused re­leased on bail


The woman charged with as­sault with a weapon after a se­ri­ous in­ci­dent in Toko­roa on Satur­day has been re­leased on bail.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened in Cra­mond St at mid­day Satur­day when 20- year- old man Maui Ran­gi­to­heriri was struck by a car.

He re­mained crit­i­cal in Waikato Hos­pi­tal’s in­ten­sive care unit on Mon­day af­ter­noon.

Toko­roa woman Mar­i­ana Claire Tabu­dravu, 32, ap­peared in the Ro­torua Court on Mon­day after al­legedly as­sault­ing the vic­tim with a car.

She came into the court room from po­lice cus­tody with a black eye.

The court was told po­lice had much rea­son to sus­pect that Tabu­dravu as­saulted Ran­gi­to­heriri us­ing a Ford Laser mo­tor ve­hi­cle as a weapon.

She has en­tered no plea and was or­dered not to as­so­ciate with the vic­tim or ap­ply for travel doc­u­ments.

The judge de­nied a po­lice re­quest for the ac­cused to have a cur­few of 9pm to 7am.

The of­fence car­ries a max­i­mum penalty of five years.

Tabu­dravu will next ap­pear in Ro­torua Court on Novem­ber 19.

Bay of Plenty dis­trict com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ager Kim Perks said po­lice were at the Cra­mond St scene on Mon­day car­ry­ing out fur­ther scene ex­am­i­na­tions.

In­ves­ti­ga­tions: The ve­hi­cle in­volved in the in­ci­dent.

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