Senator Patrick Brazeau pleads not guilty to charge of impaired driving

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GATINEAU, Que. – Senator Patrick Brazeau has pleaded not guilty to a charge of impaired driving.

Brazeau was not in court Tuesday morning, in the western Quebec community of Gatineau.

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The alleged crime took place on April 3 in Mayo, Que.

Last year, Brazeau pleaded guilty to reduced charges of assault and possession of cocaine after a more serious charge of sexual assault was dropped because the Crown said it did not have sufficient evidence.

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He received an unconditional discharge.

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Brazeau, 41, is also facing charges of of fraud and breach of trust in connection with his Senate expense claims.

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He pleaded not guilty to those charges, but has not been tried.

The case has been put over until Oct. 26.