Jockey Danny Nikolic outside court after being charged with perjury. Photo: Eddie JimSuspended jockey Danny Nikolic has been charged with perjury after allegedly giving false evidence to a court over a traffic accident.
Mr Nikolic, 39, appeared briefly in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday, charged with perjury and perverting the course of justice, related to his appearance at Dandenong Magistrates Court on February 24 when he gave evidence about a 2012 traffic accident.
Charge sheets tendered to court on Wednesday allege Mr Nikolic “knowingly and falsely swore” to the magistrate in Dandenong that he was not driving his car when it was involved in an accident on March 9, 2012.
Mr Nikolic was cleared of dangerous driving charges earlier this year after he told the court his uncle, now deceased, was driving the car at the time of the accident, and that he was in the back seat.
Mr Nikolic, of South Melbourne, was bailed to return to court on September 15.
The champion rider, who won the 2003 Caulfield Cup on Mummify, remains suspended from riding in races until late next year.
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