Former Justice Minister Kiri Allan pleads not guilty to careless use of motor vehicle

  • 30/11/2023
Kiri Allan.
Kiri Allan. Photo credit: Newshub.

Former Justice Minister Kiri Allan is denying a charge of careless use of a motor vehicle after crashing her car on Wellington's Evans Bay Pde earlier this year.

Allan had already denied the charge of refusing to accompany an enforcement officer in September and has now pleaded not guilty to the second charge she's facing - careless use of a motor vehicle.

Her case was due to be called in the Wellington District Court on Wednesday but was adjourned until February 1 - where a judge-alone trial date will be set down.

Allan's political career came to an abrupt halt in July after the car crash she was involved in, which resulted in the charges. She was also issued an infringement notice for excess breath alcohol between 250 and 400mcg.

She subsequently stepped down from all of her portfolios and announced she wouldn't stand as a candidate in her East Coast electorate.

Since leaving politics, Allan has frequented social media with posts about her mental illness and ADHD diagnoses.