November 9, 2017
The man accused of attacking Kentucky Senator Rand Paul pleads not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge.
Rene Boucher entered his plea Wednesday in a Kentucky court.
The 59-year-old neighbor allegedly tackled the senator in his yard last Friday.
Paul suffered six broken ribs, three displaced fractures, and had fluid build-up around his lungs.
Boucher’s lawyer said the incident has nothing to do with politics, and instead called it “a regrettable dispute between neighbors.”
Boucher faces up to one year in jail if convicted.
His pretrial hearing is set for November 30.