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Maitua pleads not guilty

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Canterbury Bulldogs player Reni Maitua has pleaded not guilty to assaulting a taxidriver, a day after fellow NRL player Russell Packer was jailed for two years for assault.

Maitua, 31, appeared before Waverley Local Court on Tuesday where his lawyer, Danny Eid, entered a plea of not guilty to one count of common assault on his behalf. Mr Eid said he would be seeking to make an application Maitua be dealt with under Section 32 of the Mental Health Act.

Under this section, charges can be dismissed, either entirely or with conditions, including undergoing treatment. Maitua is charged with assaulting a taxi driver in the early hours of the morning on November 25.

Police allege Maitua was picked up in inner-city Darlinghurst and asked the driver to take him to Daceyville in Sydney's southeast before allegedly becoming abusive on the journey.

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