A woman who hit a protester with her SUV last May was found not guilty of assault, 9NEWS reported.
Viral video shows driver Jennifer Watson fleeing a chaotic sense on May 28, 2020, after numerous people surrounded, pounded on, or jumped on her vehicle while apparently protesting police after George Floyd’s death. As she drives off and finally breaks free from the crowd, she hits one male protester, identified as 22-year-old Max Bailey.
According to her defense team, 9NEWS reported earlier this month, 37-year-old Watson was found not guilty to an assault charge. She was, however, found guilty of a misdemeanor reckless driving charge.
“The incident, which was caught on video, happened May 28, 2020 near the intersection off Colfax Avenue and Broadway,” 9News reported (see video below). “Video shows several people surrounding her SUV and eventually when she drives off, her car veering to the right, knocking a man to the ground.”
Ryan Brackley, an attorney for Watson, said his client was