Woman accused of running over protesters in Bloomington arrested

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The driver who was seen running over protesters in Bloomington has been arrested.

Christi Bennett, 66, was taken into the Monroe County Jail Wednesday night, charged with criminal recklessness and leaving the scene of an accident, according to The Herald Times.

She was later released after posting a $500 bond.

Bennett was the driver of a red Toyota Corolla that was seen hitting two protesters. A video of the incident went viral on social media shortly after it happened Monday night. One protester suffered cuts and bruises while the other was taken to the hospital with head injuries.

Protesters were gathered in front of the Monroe County Courthouse to support Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist and member of the Monroe County Human Rights Council who was pinned against a tree by five white men who yelled “white power” and “get a noose.” Video of that incident also went viral on social media.

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