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.