Soldier in court

A SOLDIER has pleaded not guilty to three charges of dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm following an accident at Wirlinga last year.

Joel Daniel Bickerdike, 23, of Latchford Barracks, appeared in Albury Local Court yesterday on seven charges.

It is alleged he crashed a Ford sedan between 10.13pm and 10.20pm on June 26 with a blood alcohol reading of 0.082 and three passengers in his vehicle suffered serious injuries.

Magistrate Tony Murray was told Bickerdike intended to enter a plea of guilty to a charge of mid-range drink- driving.

But he is defending the dangerous driving offences with the preparation of a police brief of evidence required.

The charges are back in court on March 25 for the allocation of a hearing date.