Man holding anti-Trump sign hit with vehicle in King

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KING, N.C. – A veteran said he is getting an arrest warrant after he was hit with a vehicle Tuesday while outside the American Legion in King.

Steven Hewett said he was standing outside the American Legion in King on Election Day with a sign reading “Veterans Against Trump.”

Four members of the Legion Color Guard drove past him and one of the trucks sped up, hit him, and then left the scene, according to Hewett.

Hewett said he filed a report with the King Police Department and they said they are going to charge the driver with careless and reckless driving.

Hewett said he went to the Magistrate to get an arrest warrant for hit-and-run, but the judge recused herself because of some affiliation with the American Legion.

He plans on going to a different Magistrate and getting the warrant tomorrow.

Hewett has captured video footage of the incident, a portion of which can be seen above.

King Police Chief Paula May said in an email to FOX8 Tuesday, “We are investigating a reported hit and run that occurred at the American Legion voting site in King this morning. We are actively investigating the incident, and no further information will be released until the investigation is concluded or charges have been filed.”

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