DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver man who drove into four police officers, severely injuring one of them, while the officers were escorting hundreds of high school students who were marching for a protest, appeared before a judge on Wednesday.
Christopher Booker, 42, 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. He bond has been set at $50,000.
Officer John Adsit spent months in the hospital after being hit by a car as he accompanied students from East High School back to school after a protest. (READ MORE: Officer Adsit Returns Home From Hospital)
Denver police initially said Booker suffered some sort of medical condition before the December crash. More recently the district attorney’s office said Booker may have either lied or given incorrect information to the Division of Motor Vehicles about his medical condition. And also that he knew he probably shouldn’t have been driving that day.
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After the accident Booker told CBS4 that he didn’t remember the accident because he suffered from a seizure. 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.
His next court appearance is set for April 8.