MP Chester Borrows charged over TPP protest injuries


National MP and former police officer Chester Borrows says he'll defend a charge against him following an incident in which he allegedly ran over a Trans-Pacific Partnership protester with a car.

Borrows was charged under his birth name of Kerry James Borrows in the Whanganui District Court for operating a vehicle carelessly on Liverpool St causing injury.

His first appearance on the charge in the Whanganui District Court will be in August.

Mr Borrows confirmed he had been charged, but wouldn't comment further.

The alleged incident happened in March where Mr Borrows and Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett were leaving a meeting in the city.

There were a number of anti-TPP protesters with placards outside waiting for them.

It is alleged two people were injured after Mr Borrows' car hit them.