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Protester suing Mishawaka man who drove car through crowd

Man charged with driving into protesters is Mishawaka doctor
Man charged with driving into protesters is Mishawaka doctor

A Mishawaka doctor is being sued by a protester who says he was injured when Doctor Glenn Wheet drove his car into a crowd last year.

According to WSBT, 24-year-old Trevor Gavis filed a civil lawsuit, saying he suffered physical and emotional harm.

Protesters were blocking a bridge in Mishawaka during a Black Lives Matter Protest. Prosecutors say Wheet drove through two sets of traffic cones and then accelerated– hitting three people.

Wheet has been charged with criminal recklessness, a level 6 felony.

A trial date was originally scheduled for this past December, but it has been pushed back to October.

This story was originally reported by WSBT and can be found here.

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7 comments

Walter Biden May 20, 2021 at 8:52 am

Too bad he wasn’t driving a bulldozer or an asphalt roller. If you want to protest do it from the sidewalk. You are also more likely to be listened to if you are polite and not being obnoxious.

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Stocks May 20, 2021 at 9:18 am

Or you could just stop blocking the freaking road.

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Walter Biden May 20, 2021 at 1:21 pm

Too bad he wasn’t driving a bulldozer or an asphalt roller. If you want to protest do it from the sidewalk. You are also more likely to be listened to if you are polite and not being a bunch of clowns. Clowns are scary, right?

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Steve May 20, 2021 at 10:12 pm

I love how only part of the story is told. Yes maybe he should not have drove through the cones but he only accelerated when someone tried to hang on his vehicle.

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johnnielynne May 21, 2021 at 2:56 am

BECAUSE he drove THROUGH THE CONES OF THE DESIGNATED (for the protest) SPACE! Geezus, do you even “know” the story???

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Charles U Farley May 24, 2021 at 11:32 am

The designated protest space should not have been in the street, and the protesting mob should not have been in the street.

Your average first grader knows not to play in the street, but apparently they are smarter than BLM protestors.

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Carman Greenlee May 21, 2021 at 3:53 pm

We are pulling for you Dr.! You absolutely did the right thing.

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