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Ed Drover. (C-NLOPB)

Assault-related court proceedings against a St. John’s businessman and sitting member of the offshore petroleum board have been rescheduled to June.

Ed Drover, 66, had been on the docket for a two-day trial at provincial court in St. John’s this week.

The June appearance will be a status update, to set later court dates.

Drover is charged with failing to stop his vehicle after being involved in an accident, with intent to escape civil or criminal liability.

He also faces two counts of assault with a weapon — a motor vehicle.

Drover has pleaded not guilty to all three charges.

Drover has been on the board of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board since January 2009.

He became acting chairman of the C-NLOPB in October 2012, serving in that role until the appointment of a permanent chair and CEO became effective in late February.