The trucker who drove through a crowd of protesters in Minneapolis was once arrested for domestic assault

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  • Bogdan Vechirko, 35, was arrested on suspicion of assault after driving a semi-truck through a George Floyd march in Minneapolis on Sunday.
  • Public records show that Vechirko has was convicted for disorderly conduct in late 2012.
  • He was also charged with domestic violence over the same incident, but that charge was ultimately dropped.
  • Donation records also show three contributions of around $100 since 2018: one to President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, and two more to the Republican Party.
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The man who was arrested after driving a tanker truck through a crowd of George Floyd protesters in Minneapolis on Sunday has a previous arrest for domestic assault, public records show.

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Vechirko, pictured in his arrest photo, is being held on suspicion of assault.
Photos show Vechirko being handed off to police by protesters on Sunday. It’s unclear what caused him to bleed.


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