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Construction worker struck by vehicle during road closure incident
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly drove at and struck a construction worker during a confrontation over a roadway closure.
Bruce Marlon Schutte, 66, faces charges of willful injury causing bodily injury, assault while displaying a dangerous weapon and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.
According to a criminal complaint, Schutte approached a road closed sign in the 2300 block of 18th Street SW in Cedar Rapids Thursday and tried to move it out of the way. He was confronted by construction workers, who he told to move or he would run them over.
Schutte allegedly got back in his car and accelerated toward a worker who had asked him to go a different direction. He hit the worker and sent him onto the hood of his car, injuring the worker’s left knee, hip and elbow. Schutte then left the scene.
Schutte made his first appearance in court Friday morning. He is being held in the Linn County Jail on a $15,000 cash or surety bond.
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