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Man accused of Dangerous driving is in court.


7:19am 20th December 2010

A Portuguese van driver's due to enter his plea for allegedly causing the death of a North Yorkshire solider.

Joao Paulo Augusto Garcia was driving his Mercedes along the A1 near Boroughbridge in August, when he collided with a Suzuki.

23 year old, James Ashdown - who was the driver of the Suzuki and a solider based at Dishforth Airfield - was killed in the crash.

His pregnant wife, seven month old baby daughter and brother-in-law were all passengers - they suvived.

Mr Garcia is accused of causing death by dangerous driving.

Today he'll enter his plea.

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