DENVER (CBS4)– 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, was formally charged on Friday.
Christopher Booker, 42, was formally charged with first-degree assault, vehicular assault, seven counts of attempt to influence a public servant and seven counts of forgery.
Booker remains in custody on $50,000 bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for April 1.
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.