Somerset

Man denies death driving alcohol charge after David Hicks, 84, killed

  • 1 February 2016
  • From the section Somerset
David Hick
Image caption David Hick, 84, died after he was struck in Bruton, Somerset

A man has denied causing the death of a retired engineer by careless driving while under the influence of alcohol after a hit-and-run in Somerset.

David Hicks, 84, was found with fatal head injuries on Cole Road, Bruton, on 14 October 2014.

Robert Finlay, 47, denies causing his death but admitted a charge of perverting the course of justice.

At Taunton Crown Court, his partner, Felicity Wheeler, 31, denied conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

Mr Finlay, of Rickhayes, Wincanton, is set to face trial on 29 February.

A third person, Joseph Breen, 38, of Crowmarsh Gardens, south-east London, appeared at a hearing in September and denied a charge of perverting the course of justice.

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