According to the Deschutes County District Attorney's office, the 52-year-old Bend man was driving through the intersection at NW Lava Road and SW Industrial Way when he tried to make his way through the marchers, hitting a woman and one baby stroller. Hart has since been charged with four counts of recklessly endangering another person and one count of assault in the fourth degree, the DA's office announced today.
- Isaac Biehl
- Riccardo Waites, founder of the Central Oregon Black Leaders Assembly, speaks in front of the District Attorney's office June 6.
The DA's office reported today that, "After waiting for a few minutes, Mr. Hart did not want to wait anymore, so he edged his car slowly into the crowd in the crosswalk."
"That having been said, this case will not be about the merits of the beliefs of the marchers. This case will be about whether David William Hart committed the crimes for which he is charged. He will carry the presumption of innocence throughout the process and will be afforded due process of law," closed Hummel.