Police say driver arrested after intentionally hitting protester in West Fargo

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WEST FARGO — Police here arrested a man who they say intentionally struck a protester who was part of the march through the Fargo-West Fargo area in support of Black Lives Matter and George Floyd, a man who died in Minneapolis police custody.

At approximately 3:46 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, West Fargo police officers witnessed the vehicle striking a pedestrian on Main Avenue in West Fargo, according to a news release sent Sunday evening, May 31.

Officers saw the vehicle drive past a roadblock that was in place to protect protesters.

Protestors spend the afternoon marching down Main Ave. from West Fargo all the way into Fargo continuing the march for George Floyd that began at 10am on Saturday, May 30. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum


The driver of the vehicle, later identified as 47-year-old Michael Griffin, was seen accelerating and striking the protester with his vehicle, according to the release.

The victim was on the vehicle for approximately three blocks. Officers immediately arrested Griffin for aggravated reckless driving. The victim's injuries were not life-threatening, according to police.

West Fargo police said they would not release further information about the incident at this time.

Huebner is a 35+ year veteran of broadcast and print journalism in Fargo-Moorhead.
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