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Driver of SUV That Plowed into Wisconsin Parade Has Record of Domestic Violence

HeadlineNov 23, 2021

In Wisconsin, police say the man charged with plowing his SUV into a parade of Christmas revelers was involved in a domestic disturbance just minutes before Sunday’s attack, which killed five people and injured 48 others. Waukesha Police Chief Daniel Thompson on Monday identified the driver as 39-year-old Darrell Brooks of Milwaukee. 

Daniel Thompson: “The suspect was taken into custody a short distance from the scene, and we are confident he acted alone. There’s no evidence that this is a terrorist incident.”

Brooks has a criminal record that includes arrests for sexual abuse, battery and domestic abuse. He was arrested earlier this month, accused of running over the mother of his child with a vehicle in a gas station parking lot on November 2, and released on a $1,000 cash bond just five days before Sunday’s deadly assault.

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