An Overton man accused of failing to stop after hitting and killing a dog will appear in court in July after his case was adjourned.

David Dinsdale, of Glebe Meadow, will be tried on July 30 at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court after being charged with three offences – driving without due care and attention, failing to stop after a road accident and failing to report an accident.

The 59-year-old has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The incident occurred on May 10 last year, when prosecutors say Dinsdale was driving a Morris Cowley along Silk Mill Lane in Overton.

He is accused of driving at the time without due care and attention, and an accident subsequently occurred in which “damage was caused to an animal not in or on that vehicle or a trailer drawn by that vehicle”, specifically a dog, which passed away from its injuries following the incident.

Following the incident, Dinsdale is accused of not having reported the accident to police despite having “reasonable grounds for requiring to do so”.

Under the 1988 Road Traffic Act, the penalty for failing to stop and/or report hitting an animal falls in the same category as failing to stop in a regular traffic collision, which carries a maximum fine of £5,000.

The trial was previously due to take place on January 25 in Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court, but was adjourned until May 12 at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court. This has now been adjourned again until 1pm on July 30, with the case to be tried at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court.