Tweed Heads Local Court today set the date for charge certification and again denied bail to Belcher who was arrested at Brisbane International Airport at 2am the next morning as he was about to board a flight to Hong Kong.
NSW Police allege the unlicensed driver was in a rental car that did not give way to two motorcycles at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Tweed Valley Way in Tumbulgum near Tweed Heads, about 3.20pm on 2 September.
Scott Rose, 39, died at the scene and his riding partner, Barry Nolan, was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital with minor injuries. He later released from hospital.
Belcher failed to stop and his Hyundai rental car was later found abandoned at Terranora.
He was extradited to NSW on an outstanding warrant and was also charged with:
dangerous driving occasioning death – drive manner dangerous;
fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing death;
negligent driving (occasioning death);
cause bodily harm by misconduct in charge of motor vehicle;
drive while licence cancelled;
not give way to vehicle (give way sign/line); and
driver fails/refuses to disclose his identity.
He will enter pleas on all these charges when he next appears in Tweed Heads local Court in February.
Bail has again been refused and he remains in custody.