Trial date set for man charged in relation to racist video

Karry Corbett of Hope faces four charges connected to Abbotsford incident

Karry Corbett

A man who was filmed while spewing racial slurs in October has had a trial date set in relation to the incident.

Karry Vernon Corbett, 47, of Hope goes to trial Sept. 28, 2017 in Abbotsford provincial court on four charges – two counts of assault and one count each of uttering threats and causing a disturbance.

The incident that led to the charges took place Friday, Oct. 21, when lawyer Ravi Duhra saw an attendant handing a ticket to a double-parked pickup truck in a parking lot in the 33600 block of South Fraser Way.

Duhra heard words exchanged and a threat and went to take a picture of the truck’s licence plate. It was then that the truck’s passenger turned his ire on Duhra, who began filming the interaction.

The man spewed numerous racial slurs at Duhra, whose video of the incident was later widely circulated across social media and drew international attention.

Corbett’s charges relate to his interactions with Duhra and with the 72-year-old parking attendant before Duhra began filming.

Police were initially unable to locate Corbett when the charges were laid, but he turned himself in four days later.

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