A trucker is in hot water after allegedly recklessly driving his truck towards a group of protesters in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood Saturday.
According to a community alert, around 4:51 on Saturday afternoon, police officers stopped 44-year-old Adam Koziolec after seeing him operate his semi-truck in a “reckless manner” in the direction of a group of protesters. According to the post, a Chicago Police supervisor opened the truck and ordered Koziolec out of the truck.
Koziolec reportedly stuck and shoved the supervisor, causing him to fall. Koziolec was placed under arrest.
Kozielec has been charged with aggravated battery of a peace officer, driving on a suspended license and reckless conduct, police said. He was scheduled to appear in Bond Court on Monday.
This follows on the heels of another trucker who encountered a group of protesters in Little Village earlier this month. In that encounter, that driver and what appeared to be between 20-30 protesters got into a shoving match after protesters blocked the road and refused to let any vehicles pass. In that incident the driver seems to just want to do his job and can be heard pleading with the protesters to move so he can get back to work.