An angry driver was busted after video showed him jump the curb during George Floyd protests in Brooklyn and plow into demonstrators, police said.
Jacob Leiper, 44, of Queens, was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of the accident in connection to the dangerous encounter around 10:30 p.m. Saturday in Crown Heights, according to cops.
Protesters had begun kneeling in the street when Leiper tried to get around the crowd at Saint John’s Place and Brooklyn Ave., police said.
Video posted to Twitter showed Leiper drive onto the curb and strike several people as someone shouts, “Watch out!”
Some of the protesters hit and climbed onto his black Volkswagon SUV, while a 24-year-old male cyclist stood in front to prevent him from leaving the scene, the video shows.
But Leiper struck the cyclist, who was brought with an ankle injury to NYC Health & Hospitals, police said. Three others were injured and treated at the scene.
Police stopped Leiper after protesters pointed out his vehicle a short distance away from the scene.
He was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.
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