DENVER (CBS4)– A judge set bond for the Denver man who drove into four police officers, severely injuring one of them, while the officers were escorting hundreds of East High School students who were marching down East Colfax Avenue for a protest.
Christopher Booker, 42, appeared in court on Thursday where his bond was set at $50,000.
Booker remains in custody for investigation for assault in the first degree, vehicular assault, attempt to influence a public servant and forgery — all felonies. He is facing a total of 20 counts in relation to the injury crash.
Police officer John Adsit is recovering at home after multiple surgeries. (READ MORE: Officer Adsit Returns Home From Hospital)
After the accident Booker told CBS4 that he didn’t remember the accident because he suffered from a seizure.
According to the arrest affidavit Booker lied on multiple accounts about his medical condition in order to get his driver’s license and shouldn’t have been driving. Officers said the investigation took a long time because they had to search through many medical and DMV records.
Booker said he had a seizure and said the first time he learned about his accident at East Colfax Avenue and High Street was when a police officer gave him the “evil eye” in the hospital. He said he asked a nurse why that officer was looking at him, and the nurse, he said, told him, “You hurt one of his buddies.”
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Booker said his seizure was the fourth he’s suffered in recent years — but he’s never had one behind the wheel of a car before. He also explained that with seizures a body will go limp or stiff, which could explain — he said — why his Mercedes plowed into the police after his leg slammed on the gas pedal.