Salim Mehajer Out Of Hospital After Car Crash
Former Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer has had a Sydney court hearing adjourned until next year after presenting a medical certificate for injuries sustained in a car accident.
Police prosecutor Amin Assaad on Tuesday said a police officer had made at least five unsuccessful attempts to contact the doctor named on Mehajer's certificate.
But he said he took the document at face value and didn't oppose an application by Mehajer's solicitor to vacate two separate hearings on assault charges.
"We can't establish contact with that doctor," the police prosecutor said.
"The number on the medical certificate is that same number that's listed publicly. It's probably a busy morning."
Mehajer's first two-day hearing is now scheduled from January 31 and his other one-day hearing is set down for February 19.
Mehajer, 31, is charged with allegedly robbing and assaulting a taxi driver outside Sydney's Star Casino in April.
He was due to appear in Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court on Monday but was taken to hospital instead after being involved in a car accident on his way to court.
His solicitor, Mahmoud Abbas, told the court on Tuesday that Mehajer was discharged from Westmead Hospital on Monday night.