02/12/2008 12:00AM

Norman's trial date reset


Trainer Cole Norman's trial for a manslaughter charge stemming from an automobile accident a year ago in Hot Springs, Ark., has been reset from Feb. 14 to April 3, according to Bev Cowart, a deputy circuit clerk with the Garland County Circuit Courthouse. Before then, Norman will have a Feb. 25 arraignment in Hot Springs.

Arkansas has filed a motion to revoke his bond because, since the Feb. 5, 2007, automobile accident that left an 86-year-old woman dead, Norman was arrested in Louisiana.

Norman, 39, was taken into custody in November in Haughton, La., and charged with driving under the influence of prescription drugs. Shortly after the arrest he was released on bond and entered a rehabilitation facility, according to officials in Louisiana.

In Arkansas, Norman pled not guilty to manslaughter charges. He was found to have painkillers in his system following the accident, but he held valid prescriptions for the medications.

Norman was to go on trial on Thursday, but because a murder trial pending since 2006 is being heard this week, his trial was reset. Norman has not started a horse since Feb. 11, 2007.