Man's trial for bridge-jumping injury delayed
The trial of a 21-year-old Missoula man accused of jumping from a bridge and injuring another man floating in the river below has been delayed.
The Missoulian reports not enough jurors could be selected from a pool Tuesday to hold a trial for Corey Allen Hewitt in Missoula District Court.
A mistrial was declared and a new trial is set for June 30.
Hewitt has pleaded not guilty to negligent endangerment.
Prosecutors say Hewitt did not look upstream before jumping and landing on Andy Hill, who was floating in an inner-tube on the Clark Fork River last summer. Hill suffered a fractured femur, chipped bones in both legs and torn ligaments in both knees.
Hewitt faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine if found guilty.
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