Teen driver arrested after plowing through protesters in Greenwich Village: NYPD

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GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan — A teen driver was taken into custody late Wednesday night after driving through a group protesting in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, police said.

According to the NYPD, it happened around 10:20 p.m. near the corner of Bleecker and West 10th Street, when a group of demonstrators were blocking the road with bicycles.

An 18-year-old driver attempting to get through began honking his horn, police said.

He then drove through the protesters, striking one person, according to authorities.

Police said an 18-year-old demonstrator was treated on the scene for minor injuries.

According to a tweet from the NYPD, units stopped the vehicle at Grove Street and Sixth Avenue and took the driver into custody.

It was not known early Thursday what the group was protesting.

A police spokesperson on Thursday morning said charges against the driver were pending, A tweet from the NYPD late Wednesday night said the driver was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident and reckless endangerment.

The driver’s identity had not been released as of Thursday morning. Police said the investigation was ongoing.

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