Former City Councilman Drives Into Pride Festival Parade Pedestrians

A 90-year-old former City Councilman is facing charges after injuring a person when he drove through a crowd at a Pride Festival Parade. The incident happened just after 8 a.m. on Saturday in Dover, Delaware.

Police say Reuben Salters was arrested for third-degree vehicular assault after he drove through a blocked street and hit a man during the parade.

The area had been blocked off by barrel barricades and cones for the parade when authorities say Salters disregarded the barrels. He exited his vehicle and began moving several cones.

Salters got back into his vehicle and accelerated towards the crowd, striking the event’s organizer causing injuries to his legs.

Salters now is facing vehicular assault and failure to obey a traffic control device charges. It does not appear to be a hate crime, according to police.

Source: Dover pedestrian struck by 90-year-old at pride festival |

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