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‘Cursing’ Truck Driver Who Hit Protester Outside Sessions’ New Orleans Speech Hasn't Been Arrested

The NOPD interviewed the driver and said no charges had been filed.

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A man who reportedly shouted profanity at demonstrators outside a New Orleans speech by Attorney General Jeff Sessions has not been arrested after hitting a woman with his truck.

John R. Stanton, national correspondent for BuzzFeed News, tweeted that Sarah Morrison reports the driver “was cursing at protesters before he hit her.”

Stanton said she doesn't believe she was intentionally struck.

The New Orleans Police Department says it "interviewed" the driver and "no charges have been filed nor have any arrests been made at this time.

'The intentional failure of the driver of a vehicle involved in or causing any accident, to stop such vehicle at the scene of the accident, to give his identity, and to render reasonable aid” is a misdemeanor or felony in Louisiana, depending on the level of injury.

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Chris Sosa is the former Senior Editor of AlterNet. His work also appears in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisSosa.