Police identify Hit and Run driver in Winnipeg tracker protest


Winnipeg police identified a driver accused of driving his car to a crowd of protesters attending a Freedom Convoy rally in the state legislature on February 4, injuring four. ..

David Alexander Zegalak, 42, faces 11 indictments, including four assaults with weapons.

Zegarac has also been charged with manipulating dangerous means of transportation that cause physical harm, manipulating dangerous means of transportation, and failing to stop at the scene of the accident.

On the night of February 4, Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) was informed that a car had collided near Broadway and Memorial Boulevard. After that, the driver escaped from the scene.

“Jeep fled Portasia Venue to the west, where many witnesses reported moving at high speeds and passing a red light,” police said. statement February 5th.

WPS police officers, with the help of RCMP, stopped the vehicle at 4800 blocks on Portagea Venue. The driver was arrested after a brief struggle and has been in custody ever since.

WPS said in a Twitter post that police remained on the scene of the protest.

According to WPS spokeswoman Rob Carver, Zegalak was not part of the truck convoy’s protest against the federal government’s COVID-19 obligations and restrictions.

“The accused did not participate in the protest. Some comments he suggested after his arrest were that his motive was not specifically about the root cause or mission of the protest,” Carver said. At a press conference on the 5th of March, he was asked to comment on the accused’s motives.

Police said four adult men were injured in the Jeep case. Three suffered minor injuries that did not require treatment, and the fourth was treated and released in the hospital.

Andrew Chen

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Andrew Chen is a Toronto-based Epoch Times reporter.