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Health region's Jim Rhodes charged in Riverside crash

The chair of the Saskatoon Health Region is pleading not guilty to a charge of failing to report an accident.

Alleged that he failed to report accident

SHR chair Jim Rhodes (SHR photo)

Jim Rhodes, the chair of the Saskatoon Health Region, is going to court.

Rhodes is charged with failing to report an accident.

The incident already cost Rhodes his membership at an exclusive Saskatoon country club. He was banned from the club for three years because of the crash.

In its internal newsletter, club members were told that the driver of a pickup truck was banned after crashing into a tree on the 12th fairway.

At the time, Rhodes told CBC that the accident "was a driving error."

RCMP began investigating this summer.

Rhodes appeared in a Saskatoon court on Wednesday. He pleaded not guilty. The trial is set for August 19, 2014.

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