An Iowa man who prosecutors said drove into a crowd of abortion-rights protesters and hit a woman was found not guilty Thursday.

David Alan Huston, 54, was found not guilty of assault with a deadly weapon and fleeing the scene of an accident, KWWL-TV reported.

A group organized by Indivisible Iowa and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Iowa were protesting in front of the federal courthouse in Cedar Rapids in 2022 to support abortion access after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision when Huston drove by, prosecutors said.

REPUBLICANS HAVE TO GET REAL ABOUT ABORTION TO WIN IN 2024

Prosecutors argued Huston accelerated into the crowd and intended to hurt protesters.

An Iowa man has been found not guilty of assault and fleeing the scene of an accident after he drove into a crowd of abortion rights protestors who swarmed his car.

Huston testified that the protesters were swarming his vehicle and blocking traffic when he had a green light. He said he feared for his family’s safety and drove off.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTER

One woman was hit in the collision. She was not critically injured.



Source link

Subscribe Below To Our Weekly Newsletter of our Latest Videos and Receive a Discount Code For A FREE eBook from our eBook store: