A MAN has appeared in court charged with killing a Frodsham pensioner in a drink-drive hit and run.
Craig Peter Flavell, 34, of Ship Street, Frodsham is accused of driving dangerously causing the death of road safety campaigner and war veteran Leslie Cardus, 79.
It is alleged that on January 13, Flavell knocked down Mr Cardus while driving his Toyota HiAce van dangerously along Fluin Lane, Frodsham outside Mr Cardus’ home and then failed to stop.
He also faces the alternative charge of causing Mr Cardus’ death by drink-driving.
He entered no plea at Chester Magistrates Court on Friday last week and was given unconditional bail to appear at Chester Crown Court on August 18.
Mr Cardus was crossing Fluin Lane to eat at his neighbour’s house while his 79-year-old wife Grace was in hospital, when he was hit by a car at 5.20pm.
The car drove off and he was taken to Warrington hospital where he died of his injuries.
Mr Cardus, a retired pharmacist, was deployed to Palestine in 1947-48 with the 17th/21st Lancers and was once presented to Field Marshall Montgomery.
Before his death Mr Cardus campaigned for a speed camera on the road.