St. Louis priest pleads not guilty to assault
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis-area Roman Catholic priest pleads not guilty to a felony charge of second-degree assault while driving drunk in May.
Prosecutors allege that John Brockland crashed his car into another vehicle, after running through a flashing red light, in suburban St. Louis.
He is currently pastor of a St. Charles parish.
The 43-year-old was arraigned Tuesday. He'll return to court later this month to set a tentative trial date.
Investigators said the driver of the vehicle Brockland hit was injured and continues to recover.
The Archdiocese of St. Louis says its prayers for a full recovery are with the injured driver and family.
It declined further comment.
Information from: KSDK-TV, http://www.ksdk.com