Man charged after fatal vineyard crash disputes summary
A man charged with reckless driving causing death after a car crashed into a vineyard is challenging the police version of events.
Police claim Stewart Douglas Edward Holdem, 36, was driving recklessly in Marlborough on March 24.
The car left State Highway 6 near the Kaituna-Tuamarina Rd turnoff, north of Renwick, and ploughed into a vineyard.
Three people in the car were injured, while a fourth person was killed in the crash.
Holdem was charged with reckless driving causing death, and two counts of reckless driving causing injury.
He did not enter a plea at his appearance at the Blenheim District Court on Monday, but his lawyer Emma Riddell requested a hearing for a sentencing indication.
Holdem disputed the police summary of facts, she said.
He was remanded on bail to a sentencing indication on July 7.
- The Marlborough Express