A trial date has been set for Utica city employee Andrew Brindisi.

Brindisi's case will be heard in front of a jury beginning on November 10, with Judge Michael Dwyer presiding.

Brindisi is facing charges of Assault in the 2nd Degree and Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident after he allegedly hit 27-year old John Linen while driving a car on Lincoln Avenue earlier this year.

Linen has said that he believes Brindisi was trying to kill him, but Brindisi says he was acting in self defense.

The original incident happened on March 31, 2014.  Linen was hospitalized after the incident and the area surrounding the Mid York Library was evacuated for several hours while a gas line allegedly ruptured by Brindisi's car was repaired.

Brindisi will first appear in court on October 23, to determine if his original statement to police can be used in the trial.


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